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twin

noun [C]
 
 
/twɪn/
B1 one of two children who are born to the same mother at the same time →  See also identical twin Parents and children
Translations of “twin”
in Korean 쌍둥이…
in Arabic تَوْأم…
in French jumeau/-elle, jumeau…
in Turkish ikiz…
in Italian gemello, -a…
in Chinese (Traditional) 雙胞胎之一, 兩個極相似的事物之一…
in Russian близнец…
in Polish bliźniak…
in Spanish gemelo, copia…
in Portuguese gêmeo, -a…
in German der Zwilling, Zwillings-……
in Catalan bessó, -ona…
in Japanese ふたご(の1人)…
in Chinese (Simplified) 双胞胎之一, 两个极相似的事物之一…
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