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Little Mermaid, The

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary EnglishLittle Mermaid, TheThe Little MermaidˌLittle ˈMermaid, The  a fairy tale by Hans Christian andersen in which a mermaid (=a woman with a fish's tail instead of legs) changes her fish's tail for legs, even though this is very painful, because she loves a human prince. But the prince marries a human princess instead, and the little mermaid dies. The story was made into a cartoon film by Walt disney in 1989. There is a statue of the Little Mermaid at the entrance to the harbour in Copenhagen, the capital city of Denmark.
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