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almost

adverb [not gradable]  /ˈɔlˌmoʊst, ɔlˈmoʊst/ us  
nearly but not quite: It’ll cost almost as much to repair your computer as to buy a new one. We were bitten by mosquitoes almost every night.
Translations of “almost”
in Korean 거의…
in Arabic تَقريباً…
in French presque…
in Turkish hemen hemen, neredeyse, az kalsın…
in Italian quasi…
in Chinese (Traditional) 幾乎,差不多,差一點,將近…
in Russian почти…
in Polish prawie…
in Spanish casi…
in Portuguese quase…
in German fast, beinahe…
in Catalan gairebé…
in Japanese ほとんど, 危うく, ほぼ…
in Chinese (Simplified) 几乎,差不多,差一点,将近…
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