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son

noun [C] uk   /sʌn/ us  
A1 your male child: This is our son Raja. We have two sons and three daughters. used as an informal form of address by a man to a boy: Come on, son, we don't have all day.a son of somewhere literary a man who was born in a particular place: that notable son of Württemberg, Martin Brecht
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in Korean 아들…
in Arabic اِبْن…
in French fils…
in Turkish erkek çocuk…
in Italian figlio maschio…
in Chinese (Traditional) 兒子, (男人對男孩的稱呼)孩子…
in Russian сын…
in Polish syn…
in Spanish hijo…
in Portuguese filho (homem)…
in German der Sohn…
in Catalan fill…
in Japanese 息子…
in Chinese (Simplified) 儿子, (男人对男孩的称呼)孩子…
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