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astronaut

noun [C] uk   /ˈæs.trə.nɔːt/  us   /-nɑːt/
a person who has been trained for travelling in space
Translations of “astronaut”
in Arabic رائِد فَضاء…
in Korean 우주 비행사…
in Malaysian angkawasan…
in French astronaute…
in Turkish astronot…
in Italian astronauta…
in Chinese (Traditional) 太空人…
in Russian космонавт…
in Polish astronaut-a/ka…
in Vietnamese nhà du hành vũ trụ…
in Spanish astronauta…
in Portuguese astronauta…
in Thai นักบินอวกาศ…
in German der/die Astronaut(in)…
in Catalan astronauta…
in Japanese 宇宙飛行士…
in Indonesian antariksawan…
in Chinese (Simplified) 宇航员,航天员…
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