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sugar

noun
 
 
/ˈʃʊɡər/
SUBSTANCE [U] A1 a very sweet substance used to give flavour to food and drinks: coffee with milk and sugarSugar and sugar substitutes
AMOUNT [C] a spoon of sugar in a cup of tea or coffee: He likes two sugars in his tea.Sugar and sugar substitutes
Translations of “sugar”
in Korean 설탕…
in Arabic سُكَّر…
in French sucre…
in Turkish şeker…
in Italian zucchero…
in Chinese (Traditional) 糖, (尤指)蔗糖, 糖(總稱,指溶於水的碳水化合物)…
in Russian сахар, ложка сахара…
in Polish cukier, łyżeczka cukru…
in Spanish azúcar…
in Portuguese açúcar…
in German der Zucker…
in Catalan sucre…
in Japanese 砂糖…
in Chinese (Simplified) 糖,食糖, (尤指)蔗糖, 糖(总称,指溶于水的碳水化合物)…
(Definition of sugar from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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