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fortunateadjective

us   /ˈfɔr·tʃə·nət/
receiving or bringing a good thing that was uncertain or unexpected: a fortunate choice [+ to infinitive] You’re fortunate to have found such a pleasant house. [+ that clause] It was fortunate that you left in time.
fortunately
adverb [not gradable] us   /ˈfɔr·tʃə·nət·li/
Fortunately we were already home when it started to snow.
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fortunateadjective

uk   /ˈfɔː.tʃən.ət/ us   /ˈfɔːr.tʃən.ət/ approving
B2 lucky: [+ to infinitive] You're very fortunate to have found such a nice house. He was fortunate in his choice of assistant. [+ that] It was fortunate that they had set out early because the traffic was terrible.
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(Definition of fortunate from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “fortunate”
in Arabic مَحْظوظ…
in Korean 운 좋은…
in Portuguese afortunado…
in Catalan afortunat…
in Japanese ラッキーな…
in Chinese (Simplified) 幸运的…
in Turkish şanslı, talihli…
in Russian счастливый, удачливый…
in Chinese (Traditional) 幸運的…
in Italian fortunato…
in Polish szczęśliwy, ≈ (mieć) szczęście…
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