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yesterdayadverb [not gradable]

 us   /ˈjes·tər·deɪ, -di/
on the day before this day: We got back from our vacation yesterday. Yesterday I started exercising seriously.
yesterday
noun [U]  us   /ˈjes·tər·di, -deɪ/
"Is that today’s paper?" "No, it’s yesterday’s."
(Definition of yesterday from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)







"yesterday" in British English

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yesterdayadverb

uk   /ˈjes.tə.deɪ/  us   /ˈjes.tɚ.deɪ/
A1 on the day before today: He called yesterday while you were out. I saw her yesterday afternoon.

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yesterdaynoun

uk   /ˈjes.tə.deɪ/  us   /ˈjes.tɚ.deɪ/
[U] the day before today: "Is that today's paper?" "No, it's yesterday's."
the day before yesterday
two days ago: I called her the day before yesterday.
[C or U] the recent past: Nobody's interested in yesterday's pop stars. These songs are a part of all our yesterdays.
(Definition of yesterday from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “yesterday”
in Korean 어제…
in Arabic أمْس…
in Malaysian semalam…
in French hier…
in Russian вчерашний день, вчера…
in Chinese (Traditional) 昨天…
in Italian ieri…
in Turkish dün…
in Polish wczoraj…
in Spanish ayer…
in Vietnamese ngày hôm qua…
in Portuguese ontem…
in Thai เมื่อวาน…
in German gestern…
in Catalan ahir…
in Japanese 昨日…
in Chinese (Simplified) 昨天…
in Indonesian kemarin…
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