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"seldom" in British English

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seldomadverb

uk   /ˈsel.dəm/  us   /ˈsel.dəm/
B2 almost never: Now that we have a baby, we seldom get the chance to go to the cinema.formal Seldom do we receive any apology when mistakes are made.
(Definition of seldom from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"seldom" in American English

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seldomadverb

 us   /ˈsel·dəm/
almost never: I seldom drive my car into the city.
(Definition of seldom from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “seldom”
in Korean 좀처럼 -않는…
in Arabic نادِرا…
in Malaysian jarang-jarang…
in French rarement…
in Russian редко…
in Chinese (Traditional) 很少, 幾乎從來沒有…
in Italian di rado…
in Turkish nadiren, seyrek, pek az…
in Polish rzadko…
in Spanish rara vez…
in Vietnamese hiếm khi…
in Portuguese raramente, raras vezes…
in Thai นาน ๆ ครั้ง, ไม่บ่อย…
in German selten…
in Catalan rarament…
in Japanese ほとんど~ない, めったに~ない…
in Chinese (Simplified) 很少, 几乎从来没有…
in Indonesian jarang…
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