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task

noun [C]
 
 
/tɑːsk/
B2 a piece of work, especially something unpleasant or difficult: [+ of + doing sth] I was given the task of sorting out all the stuff in the garage.Work, working and the workplaceWorking hours and periods of work
Translations of “task”
in Korean 과제…
in Arabic مَهَمّة…
in French tâche…
in Turkish iş, görev, vazife…
in Italian compito, mansione…
in Chinese (Traditional) 工作, 任務, (尤指經常、不情願或很難做的)工作…
in Russian задание…
in Polish zadanie…
in Spanish tarea…
in Portuguese tarefa…
in German die Aufgabe…
in Catalan tasca…
in Japanese 仕事, 任務, 課題…
in Chinese (Simplified) 工作, 任务, (尤指经常、不情愿或很难做的)工作…
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