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riches

noun [plural] uk   /ˈrɪtʃ.ɪz/ us  
C2 a large amount of money or valuable possessions: She donated a sizeable portion of her riches to children's charities. a large quantity of a valuable natural substance: The country has great oil/mineral riches. They plundered the rainforest for its natural riches.
Translations of “riches”
in Korean 재물, 부…
in Arabic غِنى, ثَروة…
in Portuguese riquezas…
in Catalan riqueses…
in Japanese 富, 財宝…
in Italian ricchezza, ricchezze…
in Chinese (Traditional) 財富, 財産, 豐富的礦產…
in Russian богатство…
in Turkish zenginlik, varlık…
in Chinese (Simplified) 财富, 财产, 丰富的矿产…
in Polish bogactwa, bogactwo…
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