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karate

noun [no plural]
 
/kəˈrɑ·t̬i/
a sport from Japan in which people fight with the hands or feet
Translations of “karate”
in Arabic كاراتيه…
in Korean 가라테…
in Malaysian karate…
in French karaté…
in Turkish karate…
in Italian karatè…
in Chinese (Traditional) 空手道(源於日本的一種徒手武術)…
in Russian карате…
in Polish karate…
in Vietnamese môn võ Ka ra te…
in Spanish kárate…
in Portuguese caratê…
in Thai ศิลปะการป้องกันตัวของประเทศญี่ปุ่น, คาราเต้…
in German das Karate…
in Catalan karate…
in Japanese 空手…
in Indonesian karate…
in Chinese (Simplified) 空手道(源于日本的一种徒手武术)…
(Definition of karate from the Websters Essential Mini Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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