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Meaning of “of course” - Learner’s Dictionary

of course

adverb     /əvˈkɔːs/
YES A1 used to say 'yes' and emphasize your answer: 'Can you help me?' 'Of course!'Words and phrases expressing agreement and acceptance
OBVIOUS B1 used to show that what you are saying is obvious or already known: The rain meant, of course, that the match was cancelled. Of course, the Olympics are not just about money.Apparent and obviousVisible
of course not A2 used to say 'no' and emphasize your answer: 'Do you mind if I borrow your pen?' 'Of course not.'Yes, no and not
Translations of “of course”
in Russian конечно!, конечно, несомненно…
in Turkish elbette, tabii, evet…
in Polish oczywiście…
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