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both

pronoun, determiner, quantifier
 
 
/bəʊθ/
A1 used to talk about two people or things: The children both have red hair. Both her parents are dead. Both of my sisters are teachers. Would you like cream, ice cream, or both?Both, all, each and every
both...and... used to emphasize that you are talking about two people or things: Both Jack and his wife are keen chess players. →  See also have the best of both worlds Both, all, each and every
Translations of “both”
in Korean 둘 다…
in Arabic كِلا…
in Portuguese ambos, -as, os dois…
in Catalan tots dos, totes dues…
in Japanese 両方, 双方…
in Italian entrambi, entrambe…
in Russian оба, и тот и другой…
in Turkish herikisi…
in Polish oba…
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