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the old countrynoun [S]

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the ​country that a ​person or a person's ​familyoriginally came from: Grandpa always ​talked about how it was different in the ​oldcountry.
(Definition of the old country from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “the old country”
in Chinese (Simplified) 故国, 故乡…
in Chinese (Traditional) 故國, 故鄉…
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