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someone

pronoun uk   us   /ˈsʌm.wʌn/ (also somebody)
A2 used to refer to a single person when you do not know who they are or when it is not important who they are: There's someone outside the house. Someone must have seen what happened. Eventually someone in the audience spoke. You'll have to ask someone else. We'll need a software engineer or someone (= a person with skill of or like the stated type) on the project team. Note: Someone is not usually used in negatives and questions.
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in Korean 어떤 사람, 누군가…
in Arabic شَخْص ما…
in Portuguese alguém…
in Catalan algú…
in Japanese 誰か, ある人…
in Italian qualcuno…
in Chinese (Traditional) 某人…
in Russian кто-то, кто-нибудь…
in Turkish birisi, bir kimse…
in Chinese (Simplified) 某人…
in Polish ktoś…
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