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city

noun
 
/ˈsɪti/ ( plural cities)
A1 a large town
Translations of “city”
in Korean 도시…
in Arabic مَدينة…
in French grande ville, ville épiscopale…
in Turkish şehir…
in Italian città, metropoli…
in Chinese (Traditional) 市鎮, 市,城市,都市, (英國有大教堂的)特許市…
in Russian город…
in Polish miasto…
in Spanish ciudad…
in Portuguese cidade, metrópole…
in German die (Groß-)Stadt…
in Catalan ciutat…
in Japanese 都市…
in Chinese (Simplified) 市镇, 市,城市,都市, (英国有大教堂的)特许市…
(Definition of city from the Cambridge Essential Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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