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"stranger" in British English

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strangernoun [C]

uk   /ˈstreɪn.dʒər/  us   /-dʒɚ/
B1 someone you do not ​know: My ​mother always ​warned me not to ​talk to strangers. I'd never ​met anyone at the ​party before - they were complete strangers. Note: Do not confuse with foreigner (= a person from another country). A stranger in a ​particularplace is someone who has never been there before: Do you ​know the way to the ​busstation, or are you a stranger here too?

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

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strangernoun [C]

 us   /ˈstreɪn·dʒər/
someone not ​known or not ​familiar: After being away so ​long, my ​sisterseemed like a stranger. A stranger in a ​particularplace is someone who has never been there before: Sorry, I can’t ​direct you – I’m a stranger here myself.
(Definition of stranger from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “stranger”
in Arabic غَريب…
in Korean 이방인…
in Portuguese estranho, -a, desconhecido…
in Catalan desconegut -uda…
in Japanese 見知らぬ人…
in Chinese (Simplified) 陌生人, 外地人,外来者…
in Turkish yabancı, tanımadık biri, bilinmedik kimse…
in Russian незнакомец…
in Chinese (Traditional) 陌生人, 外地人,外來者…
in Italian estraneo, -a, sconosciuto…
in Polish obc-y/a, nieznajom-y/a…
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