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Greek

adjective uk   us   /ɡriːk/
belonging to or relating to Greece, its people, or its language: Greek history/culture Greek food
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Greek

noun uk   us   /ɡriːk/
[U] the language of Greece: modern/ancient Greek [C] a person from Greece
Translations of “Greek”
in Korean 그리스의…
in Arabic يوناني…
in Portuguese grego…
in Catalan grec…
in Japanese ギリシャの, ギリシャ人の, ギリシャ語の…
in Italian greco…
in Chinese (Traditional) 希臘的, 希臘式的…
in Russian греческий…
in Turkish Yunanca, Yunanlı, Yunan kültürüne ait…
in Chinese (Simplified) 希腊的, 希腊式的…
in Polish grecki…
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