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"Christian" in British English

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Christianadjective

uk   us   /ˈkrɪs.tʃən/ /-ti.ən/

Christiannoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈkrɪs.tʃən/ /-ti.ən/
someone who ​believes in and ​follows the ​teachings of ​JesusChrist

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

"Christian" in American English

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Christiannoun [C]

 us   /ˈkrɪs·tʃən/
a ​person who ​follows or ​belongs to a ​religionbased on the ​worship of one ​God and the ​teachings of ​JesusChrist as ​described in the ​Bible: The ​RomanCatholicChurch is the ​largest of the Christian ​churches.

Christianadjective [not gradable]

 us   /ˈkrɪs·tʃən/
following or ​belonging to the Christian ​religion If you ​describe a ​person or a person’s ​actions as Christian, you ​mean that he or she ​actsaccording to Christian ​principles of ​goodness and ​kindness toward ​others: It wasn’t very Christian of you to make him ​walkhome in this ​rain.
(Definition of Christian from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “Christian”
in Korean 기독교인…
in Arabic مَسيحي…
in Malaysian pengikut Kristian…
in French chrétien/-ienne…
in Russian христианин…
in Chinese (Traditional) 基督教的, 仁慈的, 友好的…
in Italian cristiano…
in Turkish Hristiyan…
in Polish chrześcija-nin/nka…
in Spanish cristiano…
in Vietnamese người theo đạo Cơ đốc…
in Portuguese cristão, cristã…
in Thai คริสตศาสนิกชน…
in German der/die Christ(in)…
in Catalan cristià, -ana…
in Japanese キリスト教徒…
in Chinese (Simplified) 基督教的, 仁慈的, 友好的…
in Indonesian orang Kristen…
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