lingua franca

Vocabulary from Classical Roots D Lesson 8

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


  1. In Florida, we used a lingua franca we liked to call Spanglish.
  2. In Persian, the French word jambon, meaning ham, has been integrated into the lingua franca.

Synonyms

  • lexicon
  • vocabulary
  • tongue

Antonyms

  • official language
  • unilingual
  • silence
How to Speak Spanglish
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