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beginner

noun [C] uk   /bɪˈɡɪn.ər/  us   //
A2 a person who is starting to do something or learn something for the first time: This judo class is for beginners only.
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in Korean 초보자…
in Arabic مُبْتَدِئ…
in Portuguese principiante…
in Catalan principiant…
in Japanese 初心者…
in Italian principiante…
in Chinese (Traditional) 新手,初學者…
in Russian начинающий…
in Turkish başlangıç seviyesinde olan…
in Chinese (Simplified) 生手,初学者…
in Polish początkując-y/a…
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