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typhoon

noun [C] uk   /taɪˈfuːn/ us  
a violent wind that has a circular movement, found in the West Pacific Ocean: The 169,000-ton vessel went down during a typhoon in the South China Sea.
Translations of “typhoon”
in Korean 태풍…
in Arabic إعصار…
in French typhon…
in Turkish tayfun…
in Italian tifone…
in Chinese (Traditional) (西太平洋面的)颱風…
in Russian тайфун…
in Polish tajfun…
in Spanish tifón…
in Portuguese tufão…
in German der Taifun…
in Catalan tifó…
in Japanese 台風…
in Chinese (Simplified) (西太平洋面的)台风…
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