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author

noun [C]
 
 
/ˈɔːθər/
B1 someone who writes a book, article, etc: a popular author of children's fictionOccupations and tradesPeople who write for work or pleasureLiterature in general
Translations of “author”
in Arabic مُؤلِّف, كاتِب…
in Korean 작가…
in Malaysian penulis…
in French auteur/-eure…
in Turkish yazar…
in Italian autore, -trice…
in Chinese (Traditional) 作者,作家, 著者, 發起者,始創人…
in Russian автор…
in Polish autor/ka, pisa-rz/rka…
in Vietnamese tác giả…
in Spanish autor, autora…
in Portuguese autor, -ora…
in Thai ผู้เขียน…
in German der/die Autor(in)…
in Catalan autor, -a…
in Japanese 作家, 著者…
in Indonesian pengarang…
in Chinese (Simplified) 作者,作家, 著者, 发起者,创始人…
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