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the Antipodes

noun [plural] uk   /ænˈtɪp.ə.diːz/ mainly humorous us  
a way of referring to Australia and New Zealand by people living in the northern hemisphere (= half of the Earth): I rather fancy the Antipodes for a holiday this summer.
Antipodean
noun [C], adjective uk   /ænˌtɪp.əˈdiː.ən/ us  
an Antipodean accent Of course for Antipodeans it's now winter.
Translations of “the Antipodes”
in Chinese (Traditional) (住在北半球的人所指的)澳大利亞和紐西蘭…
in Chinese (Simplified) (住在北半球的人所指的)澳大利亚和新西兰…
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