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Pronunciation: /meɪn/

Translation of main in German:


  • 1 (channel, pipe) Hauptleitung, die mains [Electr.] Stromnetz, das

attrib. adj.

  • Haupt- the main thing is that … die Hauptsache ist, dass …

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