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ago

adverb uk   /əˈɡəʊ/  us   /-ˈɡoʊ/
A2 back in time from the present: He left the house over an hour ago. The dinosaurs died out 65 million years ago. Long ago/A long time ago, there lived a girl called Cinderella.
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in Arabic في الماضي…
in Korean 과거에…
in Malaysian dahulu…
in French il y a…
in Italian fa…
in Chinese (Traditional) 以前,從前…
in Vietnamese trước đây…
in Spanish hace…
in Portuguese atrás, há…
in Thai เมื่อก่อน, ที่ผ่านมาแล้ว…
in German vor…
in Catalan fa…
in Japanese (今より)前に…
in Indonesian berselang, yang lalu…
in Chinese (Simplified) 以前,从前…
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