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preposition uk   /əˈpɒn/  us   /-ˈpɑːn/
B2 formal on: Upon her head she wore a black velvet hat. You can never place enough emphasis upon the importance of safety. Upon your arrival (= as soon as you arrive), please report to the reception desk.be upon sb formal to be something that someone will experience or have to deal with soon: Another couple of weeks and the holidays will be upon us.
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in Arabic فَوْق, عَلى…
in Korean “on”의 동의어…
in Malaysian di atas…
in French sur, à…
in Turkish üzerine, üzerinde…
in Italian forma alterativa di “on”…
in Chinese (Traditional) 在…上…
in Russian см. on…
in Polish na…
in Vietnamese trên, ở trên…
in Spanish sobre, a (al llegar)…
in Portuguese forma alterativa de “on”…
in Thai บน…
in German auf, bei…
in Catalan a, en, sobre…
in Japanese “on” (upon のほうが文語的)…
in Indonesian pada…
in Chinese (Simplified) 在…上…
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