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neighbourhood

noun [C] uk UK ( US neighborhood)   /ˈneɪ.bə.hʊd/ us    /-bɚ-/
B1 the area of a town that surrounds someone's home, or the people who live in this area: There were lots of kids in my neighbourhood when I was growing up. They live in a wealthy/poor/friendly neighbourhood. I wouldn't like to live in the neighbourhood of (= in the area around) an airport.
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in Korean 이웃 동네…
in Arabic حَيّ…
in Portuguese vizinhança…
in Catalan barri…
in Japanese 近所…
in Italian vicinato, quartiere…
in Chinese (Traditional) 鄰近地區, 住宅區,街區, 街坊,四鄰…
in Russian район, квартал…
in Turkish semt, muhit, mahalle…
in Chinese (Simplified) 邻近地区, 住宅区,街区, 街坊,四邻…
in Polish dzielnica, okolica, sąsiedztwo…
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