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personal effects

noun [plural] uk   formal us  
things you own that you often carry with you, such as keys or clothing: After she had identified the body of her husband, the police asked her to collect his personal effects.
Translations of “personal effects”
in Chinese (Traditional) (鎖匙、衣物等)隨身物品,私人物品…
in Chinese (Simplified) (钥匙、衣物等)随身物品,私人物品…
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