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yesterday

adverb uk   /ˈjes.tə.deɪ/  us   /-tɚ-/
A1 on the day before today: He called yesterday while you were out. I saw her yesterday afternoon.
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noun uk   /ˈjes.tə.deɪ/  us   /-tɚ-/
[U] the day before today: "Is that today's paper?" "No, it's yesterday's."the day before yesterday two days ago: I called her the day before yesterday. [C or U] the recent past: Nobody's interested in yesterday's pop stars. These songs are a part of all our yesterdays.
Translations of “yesterday”
in Arabic أمْس…
in Korean 어제…
in Malaysian semalam…
in French hier…
in Turkish dün…
in Italian ieri…
in Chinese (Traditional) 昨天…
in Russian вчерашний день, вчера…
in Polish wczoraj…
in Vietnamese ngày hôm qua…
in Spanish ayer…
in Portuguese ontem…
in Thai เมื่อวาน…
in German gestern…
in Catalan ahir…
in Japanese 昨日…
in Indonesian kemarin…
in Chinese (Simplified) 昨天…
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