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pitfall

noun [C, usually plural]
 
 
/ˈpɪtfɔːl/
a problem, used especially about problems that may happen in the future: He took financial advice on how to avoid the pitfalls of setting up your own business. common/potential pitfalls
Translations of “pitfall”
in Korean 위험, 곤란…
in Arabic شرك…
in Portuguese perigo (imprevisto), armadilha, perigo…
in Catalan trampa, escull…
in Japanese 隠れた危険, 落とし穴…
in Italian trabocchetto, tranello…
in Chinese (Traditional) 隱患, 陷阱…
in Russian возможная ошибка, сложность…
in Turkish beklenmedik tehlike, tuzak…
in Chinese (Simplified) 隐患, 陷阱…
in Polish pułapka…
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