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sermon

noun [C]  /ˈsɜr·mən/ us  
a talk on a religious or moral subject, esp. one given by a religious leader during a religious ceremony
Translations of “sermon”
in Korean 설교…
in Arabic خُطبة, مَوعِظة…
in French sermon…
in Turkish vaaz, dinî konuşma…
in Italian sermone, predica…
in Chinese (Traditional) 佈道,講道, 長篇說教…
in Russian проповедь…
in Polish kazanie…
in Spanish sermón…
in Portuguese sermão…
in German die Predigt…
in Catalan sermó…
in Japanese (牧師による)説教…
in Chinese (Simplified) 布道,讲道, 长篇说教…
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