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nostalgia

noun [U]
 
 
/nɒsˈtældʒə/
a feeling of happiness mixed with sadness when you think about things that happened in the past: his nostalgia for his college daysFeeling pleasure and happinessTaking pleasure in somethingRemembering, reminding and reminders
Translations of “nostalgia”
in Korean 향수…
in Arabic حَنين, نوستالجيا…
in French nostalgie…
in Turkish geçmişe duyulan aşırı özlem, nostalji…
in Italian nostalgia…
in Chinese (Traditional) 對往事的懷念,懷舊,念舊…
in Russian ностальгия…
in Polish nostalgia…
in Spanish nostalgia…
in Portuguese nostalgia…
in German die Nostalgie…
in Catalan nostàlgia…
in Japanese ノスタルジア…
in Chinese (Simplified) 对往事的怀念,怀旧,念旧…
(Definition of nostalgia from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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