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noun [C] uk   /ˈstreɪn.dʒər/  us   /-dʒɚ/
B1 someone you do not know: My mother always warned me not to talk to strangers. I'd never met anyone at the party before - they were complete strangers. Note: Do not confuse with foreigner (= a person from another country). A stranger in a particular place is someone who has never been there before: Do you know the way to St Peter's church or are you a stranger here too?
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in Korean 이방인…
in Arabic غَريب…
in Portuguese estranho, -a, desconhecido…
in Catalan desconegut -uda…
in Japanese 見知らぬ人…
in Italian estraneo, -a, sconosciuto…
in Chinese (Traditional) 陌生人, 外地人,外來者…
in Russian незнакомец…
in Turkish yabancı, tanımadık biri, bilinmedik kimse…
in Chinese (Simplified) 陌生人, 外地人,外来者…
in Polish obc-y/a, nieznajom-y/a…
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