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fable

noun [C]
 
 
/ˈfeɪbl/
a short, traditional story, usually involving animals, which is intended to show people how to behave: Aesop's fablesTypes of film, play, book etc.Accounts and storiesSummaries and summarising
Translations of “fable”
in Arabic أمثولة, حِكاية…
in Korean 동화…
in Malaysian cerita teladan, legenda…
in French fable, légende…
in Turkish hayvan masalı, alegorik hikaye, fabl…
in Italian favola…
in Chinese (Traditional) 寓言, 寓言故事…
in Russian басня…
in Polish bajka…
in Vietnamese truyện ngụ ngôn, truyền thuyết…
in Spanish fábula…
in Portuguese fábula…
in Thai นิทานสอนใจ, ตำนาน…
in German die Fabel, das Märchen…
in Catalan faula…
in Japanese ぐう話…
in Indonesian fabel, legenda…
in Chinese (Simplified) 寓言, 寓言故事…
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