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observant

adjective uk   /əbˈzɜː.vənt/ us    /-ˈzɝː-/ approving
C2 good or quick at noticing things: "That's a new dress, isn't it?" "Yes, you are observant!"
Translations of “observant”
in Korean 관찰력 있는…
in Arabic يَقِظ, مُنتَبِه…
in Portuguese observador…
in Catalan observador…
in Japanese よく気がつく…
in Italian perspicace…
in Chinese (Traditional) 善於觀察的, 觀察力敏銳的, 機警的…
in Russian наблюдательный…
in Turkish dikkatli, gözlemleyen…
in Chinese (Simplified) 善于观察的, 观察力敏锐的, 机警的…
in Polish spostrzegawczy…
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