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"fortunate" in British English

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fortunateadjective

uk   /ˈfɔː.tʃən.ət/  us   /ˈfɔːr-/ approving
B2 lucky: [+ to infinitive] You're very fortunate to have ​found such a ​nicehouse. He was fortunate in his ​choice of ​assistant. [+ that] It was fortunate that they had set out early because the ​traffic was ​terrible.
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(Definition of fortunate from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"fortunate" in American English

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fortunateadjective

 us   /ˈfɔr·tʃə·nət/
receiving or ​bringing a good thing that was ​uncertain or ​unexpected: a fortunate ​choice [+ to infinitive] You’re fortunate to have ​found such a ​pleasanthouse. [+ that clause] It was fortunate that you ​left in ​time.
fortunately
adverb [not gradable]  us   /ˈfɔr·tʃə·nət·li/
Fortunately we were already ​home when it ​started to ​snow.
(Definition of fortunate from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “fortunate”
in Arabic مَحْظوظ…
in Korean 운 좋은…
in Portuguese afortunado…
in Catalan afortunat…
in Japanese ラッキーな…
in Chinese (Simplified) 幸运的…
in Turkish şanslı, talihli…
in Russian счастливый, удачливый…
in Chinese (Traditional) 幸運的…
in Italian fortunato…
in Polish szczęśliwy, ≈ (mieć) szczęście…
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