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Meaning of “often” in the English Dictionary

"often" in British English

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oftenadverb

uk   /ˈɒf.ən/ /ˈɒf.tən/  us   /ˈɑːf-/
A1 many ​times: I often ​see him in the ​garden. How often do you ​washyourhair? I don't often ​drinkbeer. It's not often that you ​meet someone who you're ​instantlyattracted to. I don't ​see my ​parents as often as I'd like to. Christmas is often ​mild in this ​country.
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(Definition of often from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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oftenadverb

 us     /ˈɔ·fən, ˈɔf·tən/  /ˈɑf·ən, ˈɑf·tən/
a lot or many ​times; ​frequently: She was often late for ​class. I don’t ​see my ​parents as often as I’d like to.
(Definition of often from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “often”
in Korean 종종, 보통…
in Arabic غالِبا, كَثيرا ما…
in Malaysian selalu…
in French souvent…
in Russian часто, большей частью…
in Chinese (Traditional) 時常,經常, 多次…
in Italian spesso…
in Turkish sık sık, sıklıkla, genellikle…
in Polish często…
in Spanish a menudo, con frecuencia…
in Vietnamese thường xuyên…
in Portuguese frequentemente, frequência, muitas vezes…
in Thai บ่อย ๆ…
in German oft…
in Catalan sovint…
in Japanese (頻度が)よく, だいたい, 大抵…
in Chinese (Simplified) 时常,经常, 多次…
in Indonesian sering…
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