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letter

noun [C]
 
 
/ˈletər/
MESSAGE A1 a written message that you send to someone, usually by post: I got a letter from Paul this morning.Letters, notes and cardsPaper and stationery
SYMBOL A2 a symbol that is used in written language and that represents a sound in that language: the letter K →  See also covering letter Letters of alphabetsLettering and alphabets
Translations of “letter”
in Korean 편지, 글자…
in Arabic رِسالة, حَرْف…
in French lettre…
in Turkish mektup, harf…
in Italian lettera…
in Chinese (Traditional) 資訊, 信,信件…
in Russian письмо, буква…
in Polish list, litera…
in Spanish letra, carta…
in Portuguese carta, letra…
in German der Buchstabe, der Brief…
in Catalan carta, lletra…
in Japanese 手紙, 文字…
in Chinese (Simplified) 信息, 信,信件…
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