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fairy tale

noun [C]
 
 
a story told to children that involves magic, imaginary creatures, and a happy endingTypes of film, play, book etc.
Translations of “fairy tale”
in Korean 동화…
in Arabic حَدّوتة (قِصّة خَياليّة للأطْفال)…
in Portuguese conto de fadas…
in Catalan conte de fades…
in Japanese おとぎ話…
in Italian fiaba…
in Chinese (Traditional) 童話故事…
in Russian сказка…
in Turkish peri masalı…
in Chinese (Simplified) 童话故事…
in Polish bajka…
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