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sampan
American English: /ˈsæmˌpæn/
British English: /ˈsampan/

Translation of sampan in Spanish:

noun

  • sampán (masculine)
    Example sentences
    • My father was a sailor and we lived in a sampan, a house boat.
    • Transportation available is taxis, buses, car rental, express boats and long boats or sampans.
    • Cargo ships still to this day jostle with rice barges and fragile sampans (an Oriental boat propelled by a sail or oars), whilst porters sweat in the humidity loading the boats.

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