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junk

noun [no plural]
 
/dʒʌŋk/
old or useless things that no one wants
Translations of “junk”
in Korean 쓰레기, 폐물…
in Arabic خُرْدة…
in French bric-à-brac…
in Turkish değersiz eski şeyler…
in Italian cianfrusaglie…
in Chinese (Traditional) 垃圾, 廢棄的舊東西, 破爛的東西…
in Russian хлам, барахло…
in Polish rupiecie, graty…
in Spanish trastos…
in Portuguese tralhas, trastes…
in German der Trödel, Trödel……
in Catalan trastos…
in Japanese がらくた…
in Chinese (Simplified) 垃圾, 废弃的旧东西, 破烂…
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