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umbrella

noun [C, usually singular]
 
 
/ʌmˈbrelə/
something that includes or represents a group or range of similar things: They provide an umbrella of work force development services. An awful lot of damage is done under the umbrella of ecotourism.
Translations of “umbrella”
in Korean 우산…
in Arabic مِظَلّة…
in French parapluie…
in Turkish şemsiye…
in Italian ombrello…
in Chinese (Traditional) 器具, 傘, 雨傘…
in Russian зонт…
in Polish parasol, parasolka…
in Spanish paraguas…
in Portuguese guarda-chuva…
in German der Schirm…
in Catalan paraigua…
in Japanese かさ…
in Chinese (Simplified) 器具, 伞, 雨伞…
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