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"embassy" in American English

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embassynoun [C]

 us   /ˈem·bə·si/
the group of people who officially represent their country in a foreign country, or the building they work in: I’ll be working at the American embassy in Paris.
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"embassy" in British English

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embassynoun [C]

uk   /ˈem.bə.si/  us   /ˈem.bə.si/
B1 the group of people who represent their country in a foreign country: We used to be friendly with some people who worked at the Swedish Embassy.
B1 the building that these people work in: The Ambassador held a reception at the embassy.

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"embassy" in Business English

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embassynoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈembəsi/ (plural embassies)
POLITICS, GOVERNMENT a group of people who represent their country in a foreign country, or the building where they work: Officials at the Mexican Embassy in Washington have been lobbying the U.S. Department of Agriculture to allow in plants with artificial soil.
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Translations of “embassy”
in Korean 대사관…
in Arabic سِفارة…
in Malaysian kedutaan…
in French ambassade…
in Russian посольство…
in Chinese (Traditional) 大使館全體人員,使館館員, 大使館…
in Italian ambasciata…
in Turkish elçilik, elçilik görevlileri…
in Polish ambasada…
in Spanish embajada…
in Vietnamese đại sứ quán…
in Portuguese embaixada…
in Thai สถานฑูต…
in German die Botschaft…
in Catalan ambaixada…
in Japanese 大使館…
in Chinese (Simplified) 大使馆全体人员,使馆馆员, 大使馆(指馆舍)…
in Indonesian kedutaan…
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