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pen pal

noun [C] uk   ( UK pen friend) us  
A2 someone who you exchange letters with as a hobby, but usually have not met: I've got a pen pal in Australia.
Translations of “pen pal”
in Korean 펜팔…
in Arabic صَديق بِالمُراسَلة…
in Portuguese amigo, -a por correspondência…
in Catalan amic, -iga per correspondència…
in Japanese ペンパル, 文通友達…
in Italian amico, -a per corrispondenza…
in Chinese (Traditional) 筆友…
in Chinese (Simplified) 笔友…
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