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penfriend

noun [C] uk   /ˈpen.frend/ ( also pen pal) us  
A2 someone who you write friendly letters to regularly, but you have never met
Translations of “penfriend”
in Korean 펜팔…
in Arabic صَديق بِالمُراسَلة…
in Portuguese amigo, -a por correspondência…
in Catalan amic, -iga per correspondència…
in Japanese ペンフレンド, 文通友達…
in Italian amico, -a per corrispondenza…
in Chinese (Traditional) 筆友…
in Chinese (Simplified) 笔友…
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