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"almost" in British English

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almostadverb

uk   /ˈɔːl.məʊst/  us   /ˈɑːl.moʊst/
A2 nearly: She's almost 30. It was almost six o'clock when he left. I almost wish I hadn't invited him. It'll cost almost as much to repair it as it would to buy a new one. Almost all the passengers on the ferry were French. They'll almost certainly forget to do it. The town was almost entirely destroyed during the war. We were bitten by mosquitoes almost every night. The boat sank almost immediately after it had struck the rock. Most artists find it almost impossible to make a living from art alone.

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(Definition of almost from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"almost" in American English

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almostadverb [not gradable]

 us   /ˈɔlˌmoʊst, ɔlˈmoʊst/
nearly but not quite: It’ll cost almost as much to repair your computer as to buy a new one. We were bitten by mosquitoes almost every night.
(Definition of almost from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “almost”
in Korean 거의…
in Arabic تَقريباً…
in Malaysian hampir…
in French presque…
in Russian почти…
in Chinese (Traditional) 幾乎,差不多,差一點,將近…
in Italian quasi…
in Turkish hemen hemen, neredeyse, az kalsın…
in Polish prawie…
in Spanish casi…
in Vietnamese gần như…
in Portuguese quase…
in Thai เกือบจะ…
in German fast, beinahe…
in Catalan gairebé…
in Japanese ほとんど, 危うく, ほぼ…
in Chinese (Simplified) 几乎,差不多,差一点,将近…
in Indonesian hampir…
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