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afternoon

noun [C/U]  /ˌæf·tərˈnun/ us  
the period that starts at about twelve o’clock or after the meal in the middle of the day and ends at about six o’clock or when the sun goes down: [C] She works three afternoons a week at the library. [U] My baby usually sleeps in the afternoon. [U] I spoke to her yesterday afternoon.
Translations of “afternoon”
in Korean 오후…
in Arabic فَتْرة ما بَعْد الظُّهْر…
in French après-midi…
in Turkish öğleden sonra…
in Italian pomeriggio…
in Chinese (Traditional) 下午,午後…
in Russian вторая половина дня…
in Polish popołudnie, ≈ po południu…
in Spanish tarde…
in Portuguese tarde…
in German der Nachmittag, Nachmittags……
in Catalan tarda…
in Japanese 午後(正午辺りから日没までを指す)…
in Chinese (Simplified) 下午,午后…
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