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rural

adjective uk   /ˈrʊə.rəl/ us    /ˈrʊr.əl/
B2 in, of, or like the countryside: The area is still very rural and undeveloped.
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in Korean 시골의…
in Arabic ريفي…
in French rural…
in Turkish kırsal, kıra ait, kırsal yaşama ilişkin…
in Italian rurale…
in Chinese (Traditional) 鄉村的,農村的, 似鄉村的…
in Russian сельский, деревенский…
in Polish wiejski…
in Spanish rural…
in Portuguese rural…
in German ländlich…
in Catalan rural…
in Japanese 田舎の, 地方の…
in Chinese (Simplified) 乡村的,农村的, 似乡村的…
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