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portrait

noun [C]  /ˈpɔr·trət, ˈpoʊr-/ us  
a painting, photograph, or drawing of a person A portrait is also a description or representation of something: The book paints a grim portrait of wartime suffering.
Translations of “portrait”
in Korean 초상화…
in Arabic بورتِريه…
in French portrait…
in Turkish portre…
in Italian ritratto…
in Chinese (Traditional) 肖像,畫像, 人像照片, 電影或書中的描寫,描述…
in Russian портрет…
in Polish portret…
in Spanish retrato…
in Portuguese retrato…
in German das Portrait…
in Catalan retrat…
in Japanese 肖像画, ポートレート…
in Chinese (Simplified) 肖像,画像, 人像照片, 电影或书中的描写,描述…
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