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livelihoodnoun [C or U]

uk   us   /ˈlaɪv.li.hʊd/
(the way someone earns) the money people need to pay for food, a place to live, clothing, etc.: Many ship workers could lose their livelihoods because of falling orders for new ships. That farm is his livelihood.
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Translations of “livelihood”
in Vietnamese sinh kế…
in Spanish medio de vida, sustento…
in Thai ความเป็นอยู่…
in Malaysian punca pendapatan…
in French gagne-pain…
in German der Lebensunterhalt…
in Chinese (Traditional) 生活來源, 飯碗,生計…
in Indonesian nafkah…
in Russian средства к существованию…
in Turkish geçim, rızk…
in Chinese (Simplified) 生活来源, 饭碗,生计…
in Polish źródło utrzymania…
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