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"son" in British English

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sonnoun [C]

uk   us   /sʌn/
A1 yourmalechild: This is ​our son Raja. We have two sons and three ​daughters. used as an ​informalform of ​address by a man to a ​boy: Come on, son, we don't have all ​day.a son of somewhere literary a man who was ​born in a ​particularplace: that ​notable son of Württemberg, Martin Brecht
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(Definition of son from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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sonnoun [C]

 us   /sʌn/
a ​malechild in ​relation to his ​parents: I have two sons.
(Definition of son from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “son”
in Korean 아들…
in Arabic اِبْن…
in Malaysian anak lelaki…
in French fils…
in Russian сын…
in Chinese (Traditional) 兒子, (男人對男孩的稱呼)孩子…
in Italian figlio maschio…
in Turkish erkek çocuk…
in Polish syn…
in Spanish hijo…
in Vietnamese con trai…
in Portuguese filho (homem)…
in Thai ลูกชาย…
in German der Sohn…
in Catalan fill…
in Japanese 息子…
in Chinese (Simplified) 儿子, (男人对男孩的称呼)孩子…
in Indonesian anak laki-laki…
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