Definition of 'fairy tale'
Translations for 'fairy tale'
British English: fairy tale /ˈfɛərɪ teɪl/ NOUN
A fairy tale is a story for children involving magical events and imaginary creatures.
She was like a princess in a fairytale.
- American English: fairy tale
- Arabic: حِكَايَةٌ خُرافِيَّة
- Brazilian Portuguese: conto de fadas
- Chinese: 童话
- Croatian: bajka
- Czech: pohádka
- Danish: eventyr fortælling
- Dutch: sprookje
- European Spanish: cuento de hadas
- Finnish: satu
- French: conte de fées
- German: Märchen
- Greek: παραμύθι
- Italian: fiaba
- Japanese: おとぎ話
- Korean: 동화
- Norwegian: eventyr
- Polish: bajka
- European Portuguese: conto de fadas
- Romanian: basm
- Russian: сказка
- Spanish: cuento de hadas
- Swedish: saga
- Thai: นิทานเทพนิยาย
- Turkish: peri masalı
- Ukrainian: казка
- Vietnamese: chuyện cổ tích
Definition of fairy tale from the Collins English Dictionary
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