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Russia detains suspect over killing of pro-Ukraine war blogger Vladlen Tatarsky - BBC News

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UK / ðə /

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  • article
  • Used to refer to something already mentioned
  • Used to show there is only one of something
  • determiner
  • Used to describe all of a family

be

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US / bɪ /

UK / bi /

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  • verb
  • Being

and

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US / ənd /

UK / ənd, ən,ænd /

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  • conjunction
  • Used to refer to two or more things
  • Plus; in addition; on top of that
  • Used to introduce an action that follows another

that

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US / ðæt /

UK / ðæt, ðət /

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  • adjecitve
  • The person or thing being talked about
  • Used to identify something both the speakers know
  • adverb
  • Used to reinforce adjectives and adverbs
  • To such a degree
  • conjunction
  • Used to connect a noun clause
  • Used to introduce an adverbial clause
  • Used to introduce a noun clause
  • determiner
  • Used as a noun to refer to something
  • pronoun
  • Referring an object far away
  • Used to refer to the relative pronoun ‘which’

have

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US / həv /

UK / hæv /

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  • verb
  • To drink, smoke, eat or use something
  • To experience the effects of something
  • To organize an event, or join in an activity
  • To own, possess, or hold something
  • To cause to happen or produce a particular effect

not

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US / nɒt /

UK / nɑt /

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  • adverb
  • Word indicating the negative
  • (Used to form the negative of verbs)

you

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US / jʊ /

UK / ju /

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  • pronoun
  • Person someone is speaking or writing to
  • Person or people in general

for

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US / fə(r) /

UK / fɔr,fə /

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  • preposition
  • Used to show the purpose, or need of something

this

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US / ðɪs /

UK / ðɪs /

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  • adjecitve
  • Used to indicate something already been discussed
  • Used to indicate something happening around now
  • adverb
  • An indication by a physical motion or gesture
  • A specific amount of
  • determiner
  • Person, thing, or idea near you
  • pronoun
  • Person, thing that has already been discussed

with

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US / wɪð /

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  • preposition
  • As an employee of a certain company
  • Against something or someone
  • By using something as a means
  • Due to; because of
  • Including
  • Possessing as a feature
  • Related to
  • (Of the manner/attitude by which you do something)
  • Used to express that people or things are together

but

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  • conjunction
  • Used before you say something different, opposite

get

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US / ɡet /

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  • verb
  • To become affected by illness or disease
  • To begin to feel or understand an emotion or idea
  • To send or bring someone or something home, etc.
  • To go somewhere to obtain something
  • To (cause to) do a particular thing
  • To obtain, receive or be given something
  • To currently have
  • To prepare for use
  • To understand something being said or read

what

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  • adjecitve
  • Used to refer to a particular amount, or number
  • Used to place emphasis on a particular quality
  • adverb
  • To a certain degree
  • determiner
  • Question words used for asking for information
  • exclamation
  • Used to express excitement, shock, or surprise
  • Used to ask people to repeat something they said
  • pronoun
  • Thing or things that; the same kind as
  • Used to emphasize something you are about to say

they

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US / ðeɪ /

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  • pronoun
  • Two or more people, animals, or things

can

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US / kæn /

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  • noun
  • A metal container for storing food
  • other
  • Able to; have the skill to; have the time to
  • verb
  • To have permission to
  • To be possible to do
  • To preserve food by sealing it in a metal container

just

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US / dʒʌst /

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  • adjecitve
  • Proper or appropriate; as is deserved
  • Doing or being what is right or fair
  • Legally correct; having enough evidence
  • adverb
  • Almost; nearly
  • Exactly at the time of
  • Exactly (the same as, like)

all

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US / ɔ:l /

UK / ɔl /

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  • adverb
  • Completely; totally
  • determiner
  • Being every one of something
  • pronoun
  • 100% of something; the complete amount

like

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US / laɪk /

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  • adjecitve
  • Being equal in status or kind to something else
  • Similar; the same
  • adverb
  • For example
  • preposition
  • Used as a filler; used to ad emphasis
  • In a way similar to the way something is done
  • Such as; for example
  • verb
  • To want to
  • To find something pleasing; to prefer something

do

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US / du: /

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  • other
  • Question words for 'do' verbs
  • verb
  • To act; to perform actions
  • To be enough; to be acceptable
  • To have a certain effect on something or someone

there

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US / ðɛə /

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  • adverb
  • Used to illustrate the existence of something
  • In a particular respect
  • In that place or position, at that location

one

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  • adjecitve
  • Used to refer to people generally
  • Being a strong example of (something mentioned)
  • number
  • Number 1
  • pronoun
  • You; we; people in general; someone
  • The thing or person previously referred to

will

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  • noun
  • Desire or choice of someone
  • Document saying who gets your money when you die
  • Strong desire to do something; determination
  • Desire to do something; strong wish to do
  • other
  • Used with verbs to express the future
  • verb
  • To leave property to someone after your death
  • To use mental effort to make something happen
  • Am (is, are) likely to do
  • To influence someone to do something
  • To make something happen by strongly wanting it

out

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  • adverb
  • No longer stylish (e.g. fashion)
  • Away from home, business, or the usual place
  • In a direction/movement away from inside or center
  • noun
  • Act when a batter cannot continue playing
  • verb
  • To tell people a secret

know

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US / nəʊ /

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  • verb
  • To be familiar with a person or place, thing
  • To feel sure or be convinced about something
  • To discover or be aware of something
  • To be able to distinguish
  • To have knowledge of things

see

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US / si: /

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  • verb
  • To go on a date with someone
  • To predict whether something is, or will be true
  • To understand what someone says
  • To use your eyes to look at something
  • To visit a place often for sightseeing or pleasure
  • To visit or meet with someone
  • To find out by waiting or looking
  • To watch (a game, movie or TV show)

about

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US / ə'baʊt /

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  • adverb
  • To be ready to; going to
  • Nearly; approximately; roughly
  • Near; next to; close to
  • In every direction; in the area of
  • preposition
  • Concerning or of (a topic)

from

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US / frəm /

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  • preposition
  • Starting at a particular place, time or level

now

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  • adverb
  • At the present time or moment
  • Right away or in the next possible moment
  • Used to refer to something that just happened
  • Time between the present and a moment in the past
  • conjunction
  • Resulting from or because of something

time

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  • noun
  • Speed at which music is played; tempo
  • Point as shown on a clock, e.g. 3 p.m
  • Number of hours, minutes needed to do something
  • Occasion when something happens
  • Period or occasion that something occurred
  • Period in history or the past
  • Something measured in minutes, hours, days, etc.
  • How long an event takes; duration
  • verb
  • To check speed at which music is performed
  • To choose a specific moment to do something
  • To measure how long an event takes, e.g. a race
  • To schedule something to occur at a specific moment

when

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  • adjecitve
  • Concerning or during the time something happens
  • adverb
  • Word you use to ask about the time, or day
  • conjunction
  • Although
  • In the event that; if
  • pronoun
  • Which time

here

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US / hɪə(r) /

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  • adverb
  • In this place; at this location, position or time

want

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US / wɔnt /

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  • noun
  • Something you desire or wish for
  • State or condition of poverty
  • verb
  • To desire or wish for something; hope for a thing

say

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  • noun
  • Power to decide or greatly influence something
  • verb
  • To indicate or give information using language
  • To use words to tell your message
  • To ask someone to give information to others

more

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US / mɔ:(r) /

UK / mɔr, mor /

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  • adjecitve
  • In addition; extra
  • Greater in amount, number, or size
  • adverb
  • To a greater degree; in greater quantity
  • For a longer period of time
  • determiner
  • Additional quantity
  • pronoun
  • A greater or additional number

because

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US / bɪ'kɒz /

UK / bɪˈkɔz, -ˈkʌz /

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  • conjunction
  • For a reason

well

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US / wel /

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  • adjecitve
  • Being in a fortunate, good condition or state
  • Healthy and in good condition
  • adverb
  • In an acceptable, proper, or successful manner
  • In a complete, total, or full manner
  • A great and considerable degree
  • In a successful way, in a good or satisfactory way
  • exclamation
  • Used to begin or continue a particular statement
  • Used to show you want to start saying something
  • Used to express that you are waiting for a reply
  • You say this to change the topic of a conversation
  • Used to indicate you are making a final remark
  • noun
  • Long deep hole in the ground to get water
  • verb
  • To cause your eyes to fill with tears

how

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US / haʊ /

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  • adjecitve
  • To what degree? in what amount?
  • adverb
  • (Used to explain the way to do something)
  • exclamation
  • For what purpose or reason?
  • (Used to ask someone or something's condition)

some

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US / səm /

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  • adjecitve
  • Remarkable; very good (or very bad) in a way
  • Concerning a certain unclear degree, quantity
  • determiner
  • Used to refer to an unspecified amount or number
  • pronoun
  • Number of persons, things in a group, but not all

take

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  • noun
  • Filming of a single scene for TV or the movies
  • verb
  • To accept something that is offered
  • To use a method of traveling, e.g. a bus or train
  • To use a camera to make (a photo)
  • To pick up something and go away with it
  • To study a subject in school
  • To attempt to pass (an exam)
  • To require a certain amount of time, money, space

right

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US / raɪt /

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  • adjecitve
  • Correct or true
  • The south side of you looking at the rising sun
  • adverb
  • Exactly in a place or time
  • Being appropriate for a particular event
  • In a straight or direct manner
  • noun
  • Something you are legally or morally allowed to do
  • Ideal of what is just and good
  • Political view based on conservatism
  • verb
  • To fix something previously wrong or unjust
  • To make upright, as a boat that has turned over

thing

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  • noun
  • (Used to introduce the reason for something)
  • Something you cannot remember the name of

then

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  • adverb
  • A time that is not now
  • Following another thing in time or arrangement
  • Following on reasonably from what was just stated
  • At that time, not now

way

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US / weɪ /

UK / we /

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  • adverb
  • Used to emphasize the amount of something
  • noun
  • Particular aspect of something being thought about
  • One of various choices that could be made
  • Particular existing condition or state
  • (Often long) distance or length of time
  • How something is done
  • Route to go to a place
  • Small street
  • Usual behavior, emotions or habits of someone

these

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  • determiner
  • People, things, or ideas near you
  • pronoun
  • The objects near the speaker

let

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  • verb
  • To allow someone to do something
  • Introducing a suggestion to do something together
  • To rent a house, etc. to others

into

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UK / ˈɪntu /

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  • preposition
  • Moving or going inside something
  • In the same direction as; in the direction of
  • So as to become; taking the state of

even

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US / 'i:vn /

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  • adjecitve
  • Being equal in influence, power, possibility etc.
  • Being divided equally or fairly
  • (Of teams/contest) with similar chances of success
  • Smooth, level, or regular
  • Can be divided by 2; ending in 2, 4, 6, 8, or 0
  • At a regular, equally steady manner
  • Remaining steady and unchanging
  • adverb
  • (When this is surprising) as well; too
  • (Used to compare two things/stress the difference)
  • verb
  • To make something level; to flatten
  • To make something equal

over

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  • adverb
  • Finished; no longer happening
  • Towards the ground/away from a standing position
  • noun
  • A set of six consecutive balls bowled in cricket
  • other
  • Finished
  • preposition
  • Showing the relation when a thing is above another
  • On or covering something
  • Above or across something
  • More than you need
  • From one side to the other
  • In the direction of; toward

other

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US / 'ʌðə(r) /

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  • adjecitve
  • A thing different from that mentioned
  • determiner
  • (Something) else; not the first (one)
  • pronoun
  • Being the one and only thing of that category

very

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US / 'verɪ /

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  • adjecitve
  • Concerning a large degree or amount
  • adverb
  • A lot; much; many
  • Used to stress or emphasize a noun

give

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US / ɡɪv /

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  • noun
  • Degree of flexibility in something, a material
  • verb
  • To hand over or present something to someone
  • To cause someone to have or experience something

who

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US / hu: /

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  • pronoun
  • Which person
  • Used to introduce information about people

people

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  • noun
  • Persons sharing culture, country, background, etc.
  • Men, Women, Children

also

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  • adverb
  • In addition; too; in a similar way

lot

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  • noun
  • What happens to a person in life from chance; fate
  • A group of people seen together
  • Item for sale at an auction
  • Small area of land used for a purpose e.g. parking

our

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  • determiner
  • Belonging to us

use

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US / ju:s /

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  • noun
  • Ability to employ something
  • Need to enable it to work
  • Permission to do something with something
  • Act of spending money
  • Operation of a machine for its function
  • verb
  • To have; to eat, drink, consume etc.
  • To need to operate or work
  • To operate a machine, e.g. a computer
  • To treat a person badly
  • To do something with, for a task or purpose

start

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  • noun
  • First time or place that a thing exists; beginning
  • First opportunity to achieve something, e.g. a job
  • Sudden action or movement because you are scared
  • other
  • Beginning of something in place or time
  • verb
  • To do, be or happen for the first time; begin
  • To turn something on

actually

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US / ˈæktʃuəli /

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  • adverb
  • Used to add new (often different) information

put

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  • phrasal verb
  • to make a light stop shining by pressing or moving a switch
  • verb
  • To move or place a thing in a particular position
  • To rate something in importance or value
  • To write or say something in a certain manner

why

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  • adverb
  • Question word to ask for a reason
  • exclamation
  • (Used to express surprise or approval)

tell

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  • verb
  • To (strongly) advise a person to do something
  • To be able to guess
  • To say or communicate information to someone
  • To inform, but without speaking; indicate
  • To have a negative effect on someone
  • To order someone to do something; command
  • To recognize something based on certain signs
  • To report something to an authority
  • To explain something or teach someone something

kind

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  • adjecitve
  • In a caring and helpful manner
  • friendly and considerate
  • noun
  • One type of thing

year

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  • noun
  • Unit of time equal to 12 months or 365 or 366 days
  • Used to refer to the age of a person

his

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  • pronoun
  • Something belonging to a male person

most

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  • adverb
  • Very; extremely
  • Greatest possible degree
  • determiner
  • Constituting nearly all of something
  • pronoun
  • Nearly all of something

call

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  • noun
  • A order or request for action
  • The sound an animal makes, often when in danger
  • A correct prediction, e.g. a decision in a game
  • A short visit to a place or person
  • A decision by a referee or umpire in a game
  • verb
  • To make a request or order for action
  • (Animal) to make sounds to warn of danger
  • To announce the date of an election
  • To make a judgment about something
  • To give someone or something a name
  • To guess in advance the result or outcome
  • To visit a place or person for a short time
  • To phone someone
  • To speak, announce or shout in a loud voice

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  • exclamation
  • Another way of saying 'yes'

should

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  • other
  • Used to indicate what is proper or reasonable

show

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  • noun
  • False display of love, emotion or action
  • An event for displaying or promoting goods
  • Play, opera or theater production
  • Presentation that is broadcast on TV or radio
  • verb
  • To be easily seen or displayed
  • To display your emotions or feelings
  • To let someone see something; display
  • To explain or teach how something is done
  • To lead someone somewhere; point them to something
  • To prove something to be true, correct
  • To reveal or allow something to be seen

video

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  • adjecitve
  • Of a moving film, with sound
  • noun
  • Recording capturing action with sound
  • verb
  • To make a moving film of, with sound

last

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  • adjecitve
  • Most recent; the latest
  • The one before
  • adverb
  • Final; with nothing following; after all others
  • Most recent; the latest
  • determiner
  • The one at the end
  • verb
  • To remain or continue for a certain period of time

happen

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  • verb
  • To take place or occur

after

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US / 'ɑ:ftə(r) /

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  • adverb
  • Later than another time, or behind something
  • conjunction
  • Following something before
  • preposition
  • When an event happened or time has passed

many

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US / 'menɪ /

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  • determiner
  • Used to refer a large number of things

today

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UK / təˈde /

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  • adverb
  • On this day; at the time that is happening now
  • noun
  • This day; day that is happening now

long

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US / lɒŋ /

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  • adjecitve
  • Large distance from one end to the other
  • Having many parts, e.g. a book with many chapters
  • adverb
  • For a large amount of time
  • noun
  • Person's name
  • verb
  • To have a strong desire for something or someone

he

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  • pronoun
  • Object form of a male person you are talking about
  • Refer to a person whose sex is not stated or known

she

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US / ʃɪ /

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  • pronoun
  • Female person or animal mentioned before
  • (Refers to female person mentioned before)

pretty

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US / 'prɪtɪ /

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  • adjecitve
  • Being attractive to the eye in a simple way
  • adverb
  • Very; to a great degree

might

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  • other
  • Used to politely request an action
  • Used to express that something could happen
  • Power, strength, force or influence

part

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  • adjecitve
  • To some degree; half; not fully
  • noun
  • Division of a book
  • Ratio of something, e.g. 3 of gin, 1 of tonic
  • A line in a person's hair, made with a comb
  • Character an actor plays on stage, movie, or TV
  • Some, but not all of a specific thing
  • Role in causing something to happen
  • verb
  • To make a line in a person's hair, by using a comb
  • To move two things apart creating a space
  • To leave someone, or to break off a relationship

man

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US / mæn /

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  • noun
  • Humans in general, including male and female
  • An adult male human being
  • Male who acts in a masculine way; not like a woman
  • verb
  • To control or operate (a machine); be in charge of
  • To operate a machine (a boat, etc.)

though

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US / ðəu /

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  • adverb
  • Although, despite the fact that

live

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  • adjecitve
  • Being broadcast as events happen, not recorded
  • Carrying electric current; able to give a shock
  • Glowing because burning; hot
  • Not yet killed (for food)
  • adverb
  • (Music, drama) as it is performed
  • verb
  • To be alive
  • To experience a particular type of life
  • To make your home in a house or town

hard

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US / hɑ:d /

UK / hɑː(r)d /

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  • adjecitve
  • Difficult to do; difficult to understand
  • (Of facts) not able to be misunderstood; clear
  • (Of alcohol) strong
  • Involving or requiring lots of work, effort, care
  • Being full of pain, trouble, and problems
  • Strong
  • (Of edge) clear; sharp
  • Difficult to bend, break or cut; solid
  • adverb
  • With lots of force, power, or impact

hear

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US / hɪə(r) /

UK / hɪr /

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  • verb
  • To be aware of sound; to perceive with the ear
  • To be told or find out information or facts
  • To consider or listen to a court case

far

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US / fɑ:(r) /

UK / fɑr /

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  • adjecitve
  • A long way away
  • Being a long way away
  • adverb
  • To a large degree or extent

whole

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US / həul /

UK / hol /

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  • adjecitve
  • Complete or full; all of
  • Being in a good condition
  • noun
  • Complete amount or sum; total

top

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US / tɒp /

UK / tɑp /

A1
  • adjecitve
  • Being good or great; excellent
  • Being the most in degree or quality
  • noun
  • Item of clothing covering shoulders to waist, hips
  • A cover or lid
  • Part (e.g. road) that is the furthest away
  • Highest or upper part or point of something
  • Best or highest status or position
  • Flat upper surface or edge of an object
  • Child's toy that spins on its point
  • Upper section or leaves of fruits and vegetables
  • Winning in a sport or contest
  • verb
  • To be higher or larger than a specific value
  • To arrive at the highest point of something
  • To put a cover or layer or over something
  • To kill; murder
  • To hold the highest position on a list
  • To be more important, successful or better than
  • To beat someone or win at a game

real

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US / rɪəl /

UK / ˈriəl, ril /

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  • adjecitve
  • Actually existing or happening, not imagined
  • Being important or special

both

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US / bəuθ /

UK / boθ /

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  • determiner
  • Used to refer to two things at the same time
  • pronoun
  • Used to refer to two things at the same time

high

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US / haɪ /

UK / haɪ /

A1
  • adjecitve
  • Excited or relaxed from taking drugs
  • Being of excellent quality or excellent standards
  • Larger than usual in number, amount or degree
  • Holding an important or powerful position
  • With a sound close to the top of the musical scale
  • Rising upward a great distance
  • adverb
  • At or to a place far above the ground
  • At a great value, amount or price
  • In a way that shows a lot of wealth
  • noun
  • (Weather) area of increased pressure

name

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US / neɪm /

UK / nem /

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  • verb
  • To state what someone is called, e.g. John
  • noun
  • What something or someone is called

its

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US / ɪts /

UK / ɪts /

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  • adjecitve
  • Referring to or belonging to ‘it’
  • determiner
  • Of something; belonging or related to something
  • other
  • Possessive form of “it”

since

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US / sɪns /

UK / sɪns /

A1
  • adverb
  • At a point before the present time
  • conjunction
  • For this reason; because
  • preposition
  • From the time in the past that

side

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US / saɪd /

UK / saɪd /

A1
  • adjecitve
  • In addition to the central or most important thing
  • Next to, or very close to, the right or left of
  • noun
  • Position or opinion that is opposite to another
  • Right or left part of a person's body
  • Feature of someone's personality
  • Straight edge of an object
  • One of two or more groups fighting each other
  • verb
  • To decide to agree with one point, not the other

may

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US / meɪ /

UK / me /

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  • noun
  • 5th month of the year
  • other
  • Used to express a desire
  • Expresses permission, possibility or probability
  • Used to show that a thing could be true

week

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US / wi:k /

UK / wik /

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  • noun
  • Period of seven days from Sunday to Saturday

hand

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US / hænd /

UK / hænd /

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  • noun
  • Cards given to a player in a card game
  • Piece of a clock that points to the time
  • Someone who performs physical tasks or work
  • Body part at the end of a person's arm
  • Help for someone performing a particular action
  • Condition of having power or influence
  • Member of the crew of a ship
  • verb
  • To give something to someone personally

remember

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US / rɪ'membə(r) /

UK / rɪˈmɛmbɚ /

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  • verb
  • To give someone a gift, e.g. birthday, wedding
  • To hold a thought in your mind to not forget it
  • To bring a previous image or idea to your mind

believe

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US / bɪ'li:v /

UK / bɪˈliv /

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  • verb
  • To think or accept that something is true
  • To have a particular opinion about something

someone

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US / ˈsʌmwʌn /

UK / ˈsʌmˌwʌn, -wən /

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  • pronoun
  • Person who is not known or named

such

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US / sʌtʃ /

UK / sʌtʃ /

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  • adverb
  • (Used to emphasize the quality of an adjective)
  • determiner
  • Being similar to
  • (Thing) as previously stated or referred to

quite

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US / kwaɪt /

UK / kwaɪt /

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  • adverb
  • Not very; fairly
  • Very; In a complete or total manner

open

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US / 'əʊpən /

UK / ˈopən /

A1
  • adjecitve
  • Available for use; accessible
  • Not being hidden; available for others to see
  • Being available for customers to enter or use
  • Allowing everyone to use or take part in
  • Not secret anymore
  • Not closed or shut
  • Willing to accept new ideas and thoughts
  • noun
  • Name for a tennis or golf competition
  • verb
  • To make accessible or able to be used, e.g. road
  • To start the activities or services of a business
  • To make a space or hole appear in something
  • To move or change so that it is no longer closed
  • To start something, e.g. a new business

least

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US / li:st /

UK / list /

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  • adverb
  • In the smallest or lowest way
  • noun
  • Something that is of the lowest or smallest degree

comment

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US / 'kɒment /

UK / ˈkɑmɛnt /

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  • noun
  • Something you say, giving an opinion; remark
  • verb
  • To say something that gives your opinion

exactly

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US / ɪgˈzæktli /

UK / ɪɡˈzæktli /

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  • adverb
  • No more and no less than; precisely

begin

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US / bɪ'ɡɪn /

UK / ˈbeɡɪn /

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  • verb
  • To do the first part of an action; to start

half

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US / hɑ:f /

UK / hæf, hɑf /

A1
  • adjecitve
  • Not complete
  • adverb
  • Partly; somewhat
  • noun
  • One of two equal periods of game time in a sport
  • The part you get when one is divided into two;

behind

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US / bɪˈhaɪnd /

UK / bɪˈhaɪnd /

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  • adjecitve
  • Concerning a later or slower time than expected
  • Being in a losing position in a sporting event
  • Being in the past; old fashioned
  • adverb
  • Remaining
  • noun
  • The part of the body that one sits on
  • preposition
  • At or toward the back of someone or something
  • Supporting or helping someone

month

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US / mʌnθ /

UK / mʌnθ /

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  • noun
  • One of 12 28-31 day periods in the year

against

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US / əˈgenst /

UK / əˈɡenst /

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  • preposition
  • In physical contact with, as for support; next to
  • In opposition to; disagreeing with

either

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US / ˈaɪðə(r) /

UK / ˈiðɚ, ˈaɪðɚ /

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  • adjecitve
  • One of two (used when there is a choice of two)
  • adverb
  • (After negative statements) likewise, in addition
  • conjunction
  • Used as the first of two connected things
  • determiner
  • Used as the first of two connected things
  • pronoun
  • The one or the other

ago

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US / əˈgəʊ /

UK / əˈgoʊ /

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  • adverb
  • At a specified length of time in the past

include

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US / ɪnˈklu:d /

UK / ɪnˈklud /

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  • verb
  • To make someone, something part of a group

kill

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US / kɪl /

UK / kɪl /

A1
  • noun
  • Animal killed by a person or other animal
  • verb
  • To cause someone to experience a lot of pain
  • To end the life of a person or other living thing
  • To be very funny
  • To prevent something from continuing or operating
  • To do something unimportant to pass time quickly

sometimes

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US / ˈsʌmtaɪmz /

UK / ˈsʌmˌtaɪmz /

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  • adverb
  • Only at certain times; occasionally

especially

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US / ɪˈspeʃəli /

UK / ɛˈspɛʃəli, ɪˈspɛʃ- /

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  • adverb
  • More than usual; extremely

absolutely

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US / ˈæbsəlu:tli /

UK / ˈæbsəˌlutli, ˌæbsəˈlutli /

A2
  • adverb
  • Completely; totally; very

interesting

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US / ˈɪntrəstɪŋ /

UK / ˈɪntrɪstɪŋ, -tərɪstɪŋ, -təˌrɛstɪŋ /

A1
  • adjecitve
  • Taking your attention; making you want to know
  • verb
  • To make someone want to know about something
  • To persuade to do, become involved with something

plan

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US / plæn /

UK / plæn /

A1
  • noun
  • Drawing of how something should be done or made
  • Detailed proposal, set of actions to do something
  • verb
  • To intend to do something in the future
  • To make a detail set of actions to do something

link

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US / lɪŋk /

UK / lɪŋk /

A2
  • noun
  • Any one of the rings that are part of a chain
  • Connection between two or more things or people
  • Webpage item you click to go to another webpage
  • verb
  • To join or connect together

support

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US / səˈpɔ:t /

UK / səˈpɔrt, -ˈport /

A1
  • noun
  • Assistance or advice given to someone
  • Evidence that helps prove something is true
  • A thing to hold up or prevent from falling down
  • verb
  • To give assistance or advice to someone
  • To help prove or show that something is true
  • To hold up or prevent from falling down

million

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US / ˈmɪljən /

UK / ˈmɪljən /

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  • number
  • 1,000,000

often

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US / ˈɔfən /

UK / ˈɔfən,ˈɑfən,ˈɔftən,ˈɑf- /

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  • adverb
  • Many times; frequently; on many occasions

special

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US / 'speʃl /

UK / ˈspɛʃəl /

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  • adjecitve
  • Being additional or extra
  • Different, better or greater than normal
  • noun
  • Heavily discounted sales item

clear

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US / klɪə(r) /

UK / klɪr /

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  • adjecitve
  • Empty; without anything in it or on it
  • Being certain and without doubt
  • Being without any streaks, spots, or cracks
  • Easy to understand; well-explained; obvious
  • adverb
  • Completely; entirely; through the whole of
  • Away from; free from
  • verb
  • To recover from or remove a problem
  • To get rid of the entire contents of
  • To give permission for something to happen
  • To make a place or surface empty by removing
  • To prove that someone is not guilty or to blame

situation

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US / ˌsɪtʃuˈeɪʃn /

UK / ˌsɪtʃuˈeʃən /

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  • noun
  • Place, position or area that something is in
  • Circumstance or condition surrounding an event
  • An unexpected problem or difficulty

consider

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US / kən'sɪdə(r) /

UK / kənˈsɪdər /

A1
  • verb
  • To think carefully about something

mention

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US / 'menʃn /

UK / ˈmɛnʃən /

A2
  • noun
  • Act of referring to or talking about something
  • verb
  • To refer to or talk or write about something

quickly

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US / ˈkwɪkli /

UK / ˈkwɪklɪ /

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  • adverb
  • Without taking a lot of time; fast

picture

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US / 'pɪktʃə(r) /

UK / ˈpɪktʃɚ /

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  • noun
  • General situation or state of being
  • Mental image of what something is or looks like
  • Movie; film
  • Painting, drawing or photograph on paper or screen
  • verb
  • To understand or imagine something
  • To imagine someone or something in an image

hello

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US / hə'ləʊ /

UK / hɛˈlo, hə- /

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  • exclamation
  • What you say when you meet someone

release

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US / rɪ'li:s /

UK / rɪ'li:s /

A2
  • noun
  • Act of freeing someone from a duty or burden
  • Introduction of a new product, film, book, etc.
  • Relief from sadness, suffering or trouble
  • Act of freeing from a jail, cage, prison, etc.
  • verb
  • To free someone from a responsibility or burden
  • To allow a film, music etc. to be sold/distributed
  • To allow to leave a jail, cage, etc.; let out
  • To let go of something you are holding

woman

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US / ˈwʊmən /

UK / ˈwʊmən /

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  • noun
  • Adult female human being

post

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US / pəʊst /

UK / post /

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  • noun
  • Message delivered or shared in an online group
  • Piece of wood, metal in the ground for support
  • Job or position within an organization or company
  • Place where a soldier, etc. is ordered to go
  • verb
  • To send a letter or package using stamps
  • To share a message on an internet discussion group
  • To send a soldier somewhere to do a job
  • To put a message in public for everyone to see

medium

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US / 'mi:dɪəm /

UK / ˈmidiəm /

A2
  • noun
  • Method of expressing ideas or feelings
  • Something available in a middle size or condition
  • Person who claims to communicate with the dead

attack

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US / ə'tæk /

UK / əˈtæk /

A2
  • noun
  • Act intended to hurt someone physically, mentally
  • verb
  • To try to destroy, beat, or injure

himself

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US / hɪmˈself /

UK / hɪmˈsɛlf /

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  • pronoun
  • The same (male) person who did the action

information

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US / ˌɪnfəˈmeɪʃn /

UK / ˌɪnfɚˈmeʃən /

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  • noun
  • Collection of facts and details about something

carry

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US / ˈkæri /

UK / ˈkæri /

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  • verb
  • To have a child, be pregnant
  • To have a disease you might give to others
  • (Of stores) to sell a particular product
  • To hold something and move it to another place
  • To travel a long distance (sound)
  • To support the weight or burden of something

war

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US / wɔ:(r) /

UK / wɔr /

A2
  • noun
  • Situation where armies fight each other

although

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US / ɔ:lˈðəu /

UK / ɔlˈðo /

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  • conjunction
  • Despite the fact that; however

social

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US / ˈsəuʃəl /

UK / ˈsoʃəl /

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  • adjecitve
  • Involving activity with people, e.g. in free time
  • Liking being with other people; friendly
  • Living together and depending on each other

community

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US / kə'mju:nətɪ /

UK / kəˈmjunɪti /

A2
  • noun
  • Group of people who share a common idea or area

involve

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US / ɪn'vɒlv /

UK / ɪnˈvɑlv /

A2
  • verb
  • To have or be included as a part of something

report

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US / rɪ'pɔ:t /

UK / rɪˈpɔrt, ˈport /

A1
  • noun
  • Account of the necessary facts and information
  • The telling of news in the media
  • Official statement about something
  • verb
  • To submit a report or bill to the government
  • To write in a newspaper or speak on a news program
  • To state something officially
  • To officially present yourself to an authority
  • To describe something by telling it to others

charge

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US / tʃɑ:dʒ /

UK / tʃɑrdʒ /

A2
  • noun
  • An attack by running quickly toward someone
  • A price for a service or goods
  • When a battery has a certain amount of electricity
  • Amount of money you pay for a service
  • verb
  • To run quickly toward someone to attack them
  • To ask for money as a price for a service or goods
  • To put electricity in a battery
  • To give responsibility to take care of or manage
  • To state that someone has committed a crime

several

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US / ˈsevrəl /

UK / ˈsɛvərəl,ˈsɛvrəl /

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  • adjecitve
  • Many of
  • pronoun
  • More than two but not a large amount

fair

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US / feə(r) /

UK / fɛr /

A1
  • adjecitve
  • Neither very good nor very bad; average
  • (Of skin) light colored; not dark
  • Quite good; quite a lot
  • Treating all people the same way
  • (Of hair) light colored; blonde
  • (Of weather) sunny; not raining
  • noun
  • Event for companies to show their products
  • Event to sell things to help a charity

service

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US / 'sɜ:vɪs /

UK / 'sɝvɪs /

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  • noun
  • Work that a person does to assist others
  • Ceremony for religious purposes
  • Work or help that is provided by a company
  • Job that is performed by members of the military
  • Maintenance of machinery so it runs well, e.g. car
  • verb
  • To help or do work for someone, e.g. in a store
  • To maintain a piece of machinery so it runs well

government

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US / ˈgʌvənmənt /

UK / ˈɡʌvənmənt /

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  • noun
  • Group of people and system that rule a nation

stage

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US / steɪdʒ /

UK / stedʒ /

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  • noun
  • Place where actors or musicians perform for others
  • Particular point during development or growth
  • verb
  • To organize an event to gain public interest
  • To be fake or not real
  • To produce and perform a play or concert

serve

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US / sɜ:v /

UK / sɚv /

A2
  • verb
  • To act in a particular position or office
  • To hit the first ball to an opponent in tennis etc.
  • To be used for a particular purpose
  • To give someone food or drinks
  • To give a person or group a service that is needed
  • To spend a particular amount of time in prison
  • To help customers find products and making sales
  • To give an official paper to appear in court

heavy

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US / 'hevɪ /

UK / ˈhɛvi /

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  • adjecitve
  • Greater in amount, degree, or severity than usual
  • Involving serious or strong emotions
  • Having a lot of weight

currently

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US / ˈkʌrəntli /

UK / ˈkʌrənt(ə)li /

A2
  • adverb
  • Happening or being in the present time

fail

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US / feɪl /

UK / fel /

A1
  • noun
  • A mark on a test showing you did not pass
  • verb
  • To be unsuccessful in passing a class or exam
  • To not do or provide something that is needed
  • To stop working or functioning; to break down
  • To not achieve a goal, or to go wrong

role

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US / rəʊl /

UK / rol /

A2
  • noun
  • Character played by an actor
  • Part you play in an activity; job; responsibility

claim

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US / kleɪm /

UK / klem /

A2
  • noun
  • Demand for something that is believed to be due
  • Something said to be true when others don't agree
  • verb
  • To demand something that is believed to be due
  • To cause someone's life to come to an end
  • To say something is true when others may not agree

slightly

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US / ˈslaɪtli /

UK / ˈslaɪtli /

B1
  • adverb
  • Only a little

account

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US / ə'kaʊnt /

UK / əˈkaʊnt /

A1
  • noun
  • An advantage
  • Arrangement with a bank to keep your money for you
  • An invoice for things bought
  • Arrangement whereby you can use online services
  • A description, often written, of events; report

official

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US / əˈfɪʃl /

UK / əˈfɪʃəl /

A2
  • adjecitve
  • Real, exact, truely felt
  • Of or done by someone in authority; formal
  • noun
  • A person authorized to perform a specific duty

president

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US / ˈprezɪdənt /

UK / ˈprɛzɪdənt,-ˌdɛnt /

A2
  • noun
  • Person in charge of a country, or organization

recent

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US / 'ri:snt /

UK / ˈrisənt /

A1
  • adjecitve
  • Happening or beginning not long ago

famous

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US / 'feɪməs /

UK / ˈfeməs /

A1
  • adjecitve
  • Excellent
  • Widely known; recognized by many people

national

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US / 'næʃnəl /

UK / ˈnæʃənəl, ˈnæʃnəl /

A2
  • adjecitve
  • Concerning a nation as a whole
  • noun
  • A person of a particular country

leader

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US / ˈli:də(r) /

UK / ˈlidɚ /

A1
  • noun
  • Person who is in charge of a group or task
  • Person or group who is currently winning

source

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US / sɔ:s /

UK / sɔrs, sors /

A2
  • adjecitve
  • Produces or provides what is wanted or needed
  • noun
  • Piece of information; a person giving information
  • Place from which something necessary comes
  • verb
  • To get, e.g. a raw material, from somewhere

fake

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US / feɪk /

UK / fek /

B1
  • adjecitve
  • Not real; made to look like something real
  • noun
  • A copy of something made to trick people
  • verb
  • To make move in sports to trick a player
  • To try to trick or deceive someone

security

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US / sɪ'kjʊərətɪ /

UK / sɪˈkjʊrɪtisə'kjurətɪ /

A2
  • noun
  • Department in a company in charge of protection
  • Financial document, like stocks, bonds and notes
  • Person paid to protect property and people
  • Things done to protect people, buildings etc.
  • Condition of being safe from danger or harm

platform

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US / 'plætfɔ:m /

UK / ˈplætˌfɔrm /

B1
  • noun
  • Flat, raised structure that people stand on
  • Area from which you board a train at a station

enemy

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US / ˈenəmi /

UK / ˈɛnəmi /

A2
  • noun
  • Something that stops you doing what you want
  • Group, or people, you are opposed to

connection

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US / kəˈnekʃn /

UK / kəˈnɛkʃən /

A2
  • noun
  • Something that joins things together; being joined
  • Person you know who can help you in some way
  • Changing vehicles when traveling

addition

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US / əˈdɪʃn /

UK / əˈdɪʃən /

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  • Concerning the army or navy
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  • Something that is difficult or painful to do
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  • To intentionally kill a person
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bomb

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  • An explosive device
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occur

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sunday

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context

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  • The power to give orders to people
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  • Making you feel a bit shocked because unexpected
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prison

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  • Causing shame
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  • To cause someone to feel ashamed

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  • Concerning the culture and people of Russia
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  • Person from Russia

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  • Loud and sudden expression of emotion
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  • Violent release of energy (e.g. from a bomb)

accuse

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  • To claim that someone has done something wrong

intelligence

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  • Of the spying services; acting in secrecy
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  • Collection of secret information about something
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  • Someone whose job is in politics

shortly

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  • Article or essay that judges quality
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  • School of thought

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  • To assess the work of others
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  • Beyond what is ordinary; very unusual; remarkable

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follower

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  • Person who accepts the leadership of another
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ukraine

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  • A republic in southeastern Europe; formerly a European soviet; the center of the original Russian st

committee

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  • Group of people who do or decide something

opposition

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  • Group that you are fighting or competing against

allegedly

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  • According to what has been alleged

civilian

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  • Ordinary person who is not in the army

motivated

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  • Being enthusiastic to do something
  • verb
  • To give someone a reason, the will to do something

cafe

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  • Small restaurant selling drinks and snacks

terrorist

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  • noun
  • Radical who employs terror as a political weapon

battlefield

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  • Region where a battle was, or is being fought

influential

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  • Having the power to cause change; having influence

ukrainian

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  • adjecitve
  • Concerning the culture and people of Ukraine
  • noun
  • Person from Ukraine

hugely

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  • adverb
  • Greatly; extremely

politically

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  • In connection with government, elections etc.

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  • Someone who finds information about something

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  • The potential for something to have a big effect
  • Meaning or importance of something
  • (Statistics) being clearly different

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  • Act or process of joining in a particular activity

harass

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  • To bother repeatedly with harmful words or actions

suspicion

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  • Feeling that something or something is doubtful
  • Feeling that someone could be guilty of something
  • A tiny amount of something

moscow

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  • The capital of Russia, located at the center of European Russia, on the Moskva River; population 10,
  • A city in northwestern Idaho, home to the University of Idaho; population 22,798 (est. 2008).

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  • Dropping, attacking or throwing of bombs
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  • To attack with explosives
  • To fail or be completely unsuccessful

writing

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  • The act of composing letters on paper
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  • To invent or create a computer program
  • verb
  • To compose letters and words on paper or a screen
  • To invent or create a computer program
  • To create a song or piece of music

lucy

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  • Incomplete skeleton of female found in eastern Ethiopia in

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  • To keep someone somewhere, e.g. in jail

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  • Person hiding from police after breaking the law
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  • To make a practice or thing illegal

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  • The study of public speaking or writing techniques

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  • Yellow metal made by combining copper and zinc
  • The section of a band playing trumpets, horn etc.
  • Musical instruments such as trumpet or trombone
  • Shiny objects made of a golden metal

unexpectedly

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  • In a surprising way because not expected

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  • (Of politics, etc.) far stronger than the norm
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  • Person with very strong or radical views

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  • Person who keeps and updates a blog

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  • Citadel of a Russian town
  • Citadel of Moscow, housing the offices of the Russian government

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  • To state something in too strong a way; exaggerate

kyiv

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  • Written message sent by using an electrical device

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  • Fearless, brave and daring

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  • Saying expressing a rule about how to behave

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  • In an unrefined or rude manner

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  • Small carved or molded figure
  • Introduction to Video Content
  • Russia is in shock following the audacious attack that took the life of a well-known pro-Kremlin blogger, Vladlen Tatarsky. The explosive incident occurred in a cafe in St. Petersburg, where Tatarsky had been given a statuette before the explosion took place. Russian investigators have now detained 26-year-old Daria Trepova in connection with the murder and the blast. Trepova had previously been detained for participating in protests against the war in Ukraine. While the Russian security service accuses Ukraine of being behind the attack, Ukrainian officials vehemently deny any involvement. Tatarsky, whose real name is Maxim Fomin, is an ultranationalist with ties to the hard right and other politicians in Russia. He has often criticized Russia's military operation in Ukraine, making him a figure with enemies on both sides. Despite this, Tatarsky is highly influential, boasting a massive online following of half a million people. Reporting from Kyiv, our correspondent Hugo Bochega provides updates on the situation, while our correspondent Will Vernon is in Moscow for further analysis.
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  • Hello, I'm Lucy Hawkins.
  • We start with the audacious attack that killed a well-known pro-Kremlin blogger on Sunday.
  • Russian investigators have now detained a 26-year-old woman, Daria Trepova, in connection with the murder and the explosion in a cafe.
  • Vladan Tartaski was killed by a bomb in St. Petersburg.
  • Media reports say the explosion occurred shortly after he had been given a statuette.
  • This happened in a cafe.
  • It was handed to him by a woman.
  • Now, Daria Trepova had previously been detained because she had taken part in protests against the war in Ukraine.
  • Russian security service accusing Ukraine of being behind the blast.
  • But what we've heard from Ukraine, officials there are absolutely denying this.
  • But who is this man, Vladan Tartaski?
  • Why might someone want to kill him?
  • Well, for a start, it's not his real name.
  • Tartaski is actually Maxim Fomin, an ultranationalist.
  • He's got links to the hard right and to other politicians in Russia as well.
  • And his rhetoric has been extraordinary at times.
  • Sometimes very heavy criticism of Russia's so-called military operation in Ukraine.
  • So it's fair to say that he may have enemies on both sides.
  • Either way, though, we do know that he is hugely influential.
  • He's got half a million followers on many social media platforms, including Telegram.
  • So let's take you live to Kyiv.
  • Our correspondent Hugo Bochega is there for us.
  • And also live in Moscow is Will Vernon.
  • And Will, if I can start with you, tell us more about Daria Trepova.
  • What do we know about her?
  • Yeah, quite a lot of developments here today.
  • So what we know so far is that Daria Trepova, a 26-year-old woman from St. Petersburg, was detained today by Russian authorities in connection on suspicion of involvement in yesterday's bombing.
  • This was an explosion in a cafe in St. Petersburg that killed Vladlen Tatarskiy, as you were mentioning there.
  • Now, it's not clear at this stage to what extent Daria Trepova is considered a suspect.
  • And we've just heard from the Russian National Antiterrorism Committee.
  • They released a statement claiming that Ukrainian intelligence agencies planned this attack and that it was carried out or some way linked to people involved with Alexei Navalny's organization.
  • Now, that was a slightly surprising addition to the statement.
  • But as you'll remember, you know, Alexei Navalny, Russia's most famous opposition leader, currently in prison in Russia, serving a long prison sentence on charge, is widely believed to be politically motivated.
  • And his whole network, or at least the network that he used to have, his organization is outlawed in Russia as extremist.
  • And we've also heard from the Kremlin, also commenting on yesterday's incident.
  • Kremlin spokesman called this a terrorist attack and said that this is exactly why Russia is carrying out its special military operation in Ukraine.
  • Well, can you put Mr. Tatarsky into context for us?
  • Just how influential was he?
  • Well, we shouldn't overstate his significance.
  • You know, after all, this was not an official.
  • You know, this was not even a military officer.
  • Tatarsky was a blogger, but a very well-known one.
  • And these kind of this community of pro-Kremlin military bloggers have taken on quite a high profile role here since the war began in Ukraine just over a year ago.
  • And many of them even go so far as to criticize the authorities, criticize the Russian military, and even the president himself over these failings on the battlefield.
  • You know, because we've seen a string of embarrassing defeats for the Kremlin in Ukraine in recent months.
  • The other interesting thing about these bloggers is that we often get kind of unexpectedly accurate pictures of the real situation on the battlefield in Ukraine.
  • You know, although these people support the Kremlin, support the war in Ukraine, they often also criticize what Russia is doing there and especially the kind of military top brass.
  • One incident we saw last week was when several kind of official sources, you know, Russian government social media accounts, things like that, posted a video allegedly showing Ukrainian soldiers harassing civilians.
  • And it was then clear pretty quickly from open source information that that video was fake.
  • And the pro-Kremlin bloggers, you know, were writing about this, were saying how embarrassing that, you know, the Russian authorities have put out such a kind of crudely faked video.