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literal

adjective
 
/ˈlɪt·əəl/
The literal meaning of a word or phrase is its real or original meaning.
文字どおりの
the literal meaning/sense
Translations of “literal”
in Korean 문자의…
in Arabic حَرفي…
in French littéral, réel…
in Italian letterale…
in Chinese (Traditional) (意義)字面的,根本的…
in Russian буквальный…
in Turkish gerçek/asıl/sözlük anlamı…
in Polish dosłowny…
in Spanish literal…
in Portuguese literal…
in German buchstäblich, wörtlich…
in Catalan literal…
in Chinese (Simplified) (意义)字面的,根本的…
(Definition of literal from the Cambridge English-Japanese Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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