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throat

noun [C] uk   /θrəʊt/ us    /θroʊt/
B1 the front of the neck, or the space inside the neck down which food and air can go: A fish bone got stuck in my throat. a sore throat He cleared his throat (= coughed so he could speak more clearly) and started speaking.
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in Korean 목구멍, 목…
in Arabic حَلْق, زور, حَنْجَرة…
in French gorge…
in Turkish boğaz, gırtlak…
in Italian gola…
in Chinese (Traditional) 頸前部, 咽喉,喉嚨…
in Russian горло…
in Polish gardło…
in Spanish garganta, cuello…
in Portuguese garganta…
in German der Rachen, der Hals…
in Catalan coll, gola…
in Japanese のど(首の内部), のどの部分(首の前部)…
in Chinese (Simplified) 颈前部, 咽喉,喉咙…
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