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similar

adjective uk   /ˈsɪm.ɪ.lər/ us    /-ə.lɚ/
B1 looking or being almost, but not exactly, the same: My father and I have similar views on politics. I bought some new shoes which are very similar to a pair I had before. Paul is very similar in appearance to his brother.
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in Korean 비슷한…
in Arabic مُشابِه…
in French semblable…
in Turkish benzer, aynı türden…
in Italian simile, somigliante…
in Chinese (Traditional) 相似的,近似的…
in Russian похожий…
in Polish podobny…
in Spanish similar, semejante, parecido…
in Portuguese parecido…
in German ähnlich…
in Catalan semblant…
in Japanese 似ている, 同じような…
in Chinese (Simplified) 相似的,近似的…
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