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childhoodnoun [C or U]

uk   /ˈtʃaɪld.hʊd/  us   /ˈtʃaɪld.hʊd/
B1 the ​time when someone is a ​child: She had an ​unhappy childhood. Childhood is not always a ​happytime.

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childhoodnoun [C/U]

 us   /ˈtʃɑɪld·hʊd/
the ​time when a ​person is a ​child: [C] She ​spent most of her childhood on a ​farm in Texas.
(Definition of childhood from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “childhood”
in Arabic طُفولة…
in Korean 어린 시절…
in Portuguese infância…
in Catalan infantesa…
in Japanese 子供時代…
in Chinese (Simplified) 童年, 孩童时期,孩提时代…
in Turkish çocukluk…
in Russian детство…
in Chinese (Traditional) 童年, 孩童時期,孩提時代…
in Italian infanzia…
in Polish dzieciństwo…
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