unfamiliar

unfamiliar
un|fa|mil|i|ar [ˌʌnfəˈmıliə US -ər] adj
1.) not known to you
unfamiliar surroundings/place/environment etc
She stood on deck to gaze at the unfamiliar surroundings.
a crowd of unfamiliar faces
unfamiliar to
Some of the technical vocabulary may be unfamiliar to you.
2.) be unfamiliar with sth
to not have any experience of something
We were unfamiliar with the neighbourhood.
>unfamiliarity [ˌʌnfəmıliˈærıti] n [U]

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