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sauna

noun [C] uk   /ˈsɔː.nə/ us    /ˈsaʊ-/
(a period of time spent in) a room or small building, often with wood attached to the walls, that is heated to a high temperature, usually with steam: have/go for/take a sauna
Translations of “sauna”
in Korean 사우나…
in Arabic ساونا…
in French sauna…
in Turkish sauna…
in Italian sauna…
in Chinese (Traditional) 三溫暖,蒸汽浴, 蒸氣室, 桑拿室…
in Russian сауна…
in Polish sauna…
in Spanish sauna…
in Portuguese sauna…
in German die Sauna…
in Catalan sauna…
in Japanese サウナ…
in Chinese (Simplified) 桑拿浴,蒸汽浴, 桑拿房…
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