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secret

noun [C]
 
 
/ˈsiːkrət/
B1 something that you tell no one about or only a few people: I'm having a party for him but it's a secret. Can you keep a secret?Secrecy and privacy
the secret B2 the best way of achieving something: That's the secret to making a good cocktail. So what's the secret of your success?Ways of achieving things
in secret B2 without telling other people: For years they met in secret.Secrecy and privacy
Translations of “secret”
in Arabic سِرّ…
in Korean 비밀, 비결…
in Malaysian rahsia…
in French secret…
in Turkish sır, esrar…
in Italian segreto…
in Chinese (Traditional) 秘密, 奧秘, 秘訣…
in Russian секрет, тайна…
in Polish tajemnica, sekret…
in Vietnamese bí quyết…
in Spanish secreto…
in Portuguese segredo…
in Thai เคล็ดลับ…
in German das Geheimnis…
in Catalan secret…
in Japanese 秘密, 機密, 内緒…
in Indonesian rahasia…
in Chinese (Simplified) 秘密, 奥秘, 秘诀…
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