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red-light district

noun [C] uk   /ˌredˈlaɪtˌdɪs.trɪkt/ us  
a part of a city where people and businesses sell sex
Translations of “red-light district”
in Korean 홍등가…
in Arabic حَيّ الدعارة…
in Portuguese zona de meretrício…
in Catalan barri de prostitutes…
in Japanese 風俗街…
in Italian zona a luci rosse…
in Chinese (Traditional) (城市中賣淫者及妓院集中的)紅燈區…
in Chinese (Simplified) (城市中卖淫者及妓院集中的)红灯区…
(Definition of red-light district from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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