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nostalgia

noun [U] uk   /nɒsˈtæl.dʒə/ us    /nɑːˈstæl-/
C2 a feeling of pleasure and also slight sadness when you think about things that happened in the past: Some people feel nostalgia for their schooldays. Hearing that song again filled him with nostalgia. a wave (= sudden strong feeling) of nostalgia
Translations of “nostalgia”
in Korean 향수…
in Arabic حَنين, نوستالجيا…
in French nostalgie…
in Turkish geçmişe duyulan aşırı özlem, nostalji…
in Italian nostalgia…
in Chinese (Traditional) 對往事的懷念,懷舊,念舊…
in Russian ностальгия…
in Polish nostalgia…
in Spanish nostalgia…
in Portuguese nostalgia…
in German die Nostalgie…
in Catalan nostàlgia…
in Japanese ノスタルジア…
in Chinese (Simplified) 对往事的怀念,怀旧,念旧…
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