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dessert

noun [C or U] uk   /dɪˈzɜːt/  us   /-ˈzɝːt/
A2 sweet food eaten at the end of a meal: a dessert fork/spoon For dessert there's apple pie or fruit. If you make the main course, I'll make a dessert.
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in Arabic حَلْوى (بَعْد الطَّعام)…
in Korean 디저트, 후식…
in Malaysian pencuci mulut…
in French entremets, dessert…
in Turkish tatlı…
in Italian dessert, dolce…
in Chinese (Traditional) 甜食,甜品…
in Russian десерт…
in Polish deser…
in Vietnamese món tráng miệng, thời gian ăn món tráng miệng…
in Spanish postre…
in Portuguese sobremesa…
in Thai ขนมหวาน, ของหวาน…
in German der Nachtisch…
in Catalan postres…
in Japanese デザート…
in Indonesian pencuci mulut…
in Chinese (Simplified) 甜食,甜点…
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