lingua franca

(n.) A language used by people who do not speak a common tongue; usually combines aspects of different languages

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Synonyms

style, accent, dialect

Antonyms

standard, silence

Sentences

1. New immigrants use lingua franca because they have a mixture of their native language and the language of their new home.


2. Lingua franca was commonly used for trade between the Italians and the French.

english as a lingua franca - mock translation exercise