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desert

noun [C/U]  us   /ˈdez·ərt/
a large, dry area where there is very little rain and few plants: [U] When you live in the desert, water is your most vital resource.
Translations of “desert”
in Arabic صَحْراء…
in Korean 사막…
in Malaysian abai, tinggalkan tanpa izin…
in French abandonner, déserter…
in Turkish çöl…
in Italian deserto…
in Chinese (Traditional) 沙漠,荒漠…
in Russian пустыня…
in Polish pustynia…
in Vietnamese bỏ đi, đào ngũ…
in Spanish abandonar, desertar…
in Portuguese deserto…
in Thai ทอดทิ้ง, หนีทหาร…
in German verlassen, fahnenflüchtig werden…
in Catalan desert…
in Japanese 砂漠…
in Indonesian meninggalkan, melarikan diri…
in Chinese (Simplified) 沙漠,荒漠…
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