language
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language(
lahng
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gwihj
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (human communication system)
a. el idioma
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
There are two official languages in Canada: English and French.Canadá tiene dos idiomas oficiales: el inglés y el francés.
b. la lengua
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Brazilian Portuguese is such a beautiful language.El portugués brasileño es una lengua tan linda.
2. (means of communication)
a. el lenguaje
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Using simple language will make it easier for your readers to understand your ideas.El uso de un lenguaje sencillo ayudará a que los lectores entiendan tus ideas.
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language
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (of a people)
a. la idioma m, lengua
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
2. (fam fig)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
we don't talk the same languageno hablamos el mismo idioma
language laboratorylaboratorio de idiomas
language learningaprendizaje de idiomas
language teachingenseñanza de idiomas
3. (style of speech or writing)
a. el lenguaje
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
you should have heard the language they were using!¡tenías que haber oído el lenguaje que empleaban!
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language [ˈlæŋɡwɪdʒ]
noun
1 (faculty, style of speech) lenguaje (m)
they examined how children acquire language how do children acquire language? Gestures are more basic, are deeper than language.
the tone of his language was diplomatic and polite se expresó de forma diplomática y educada
I admire the directness /of the language/. Mr Harris has not been afraid to use language that many in his party despise
2 (national tongue) lengua (f); idioma (m)
the history of the English language
the Spanish language la lengua española; el idioma español; he studies languages estudia idiomas or lenguas; she can speak six languages habla seis idiomas
foreign words which come into the language Within a month the phrase would be part of the language. \COB1
first language lengua (f) materna; modern languages lenguas (f) modernas
we don't talk the same language no hablamos el mismo idioma
it still helps if you and your hairdresser are speaking the same language about the type of perm you want
3 (means of expression) lenguaje (m)
in plain language en lenguaje sencillo; legal/technical language lenguaje (m) jurídico/técnico; the language of violence el lenguaje de la violencia
While an attorney understands contracts and legal language, a good broker knows the marketplace, values, and negotiation strategies Just because doctors use technical language, it doesn't mean they're using doublespeak This is not /the language of diplomacy/. It is the language of an agressor... Public expressions of concern in the international arena about the arms trade are an established part of the language of diplomacy ...the language of sociology ...the language of business the language of art/science/flowers symbolism is the language of dreams he was taught maths, the language of science, from an early age it takes a long time for you to understand how you interpret the language of art. You have to learn the symbolism of the art and its conventions an ideological battle between those who favour signing as the language of the deaf and those who favour lip-reading and attempted verbalisation whilst there is some truth in the notion of a language of non- verbal behaviour, it tends to be overstated ...the language of love-making.
4 (Comput) lenguaje (m)
...higher level languages such as Fortran and Basic.
computer language lenguaje (m) de ordenador or computador(a); (LAm)
5 (swear words)
watch your language no digas palabrotas
"Albert," she said. "Your language!"
that's no language to use to your mother! ¡así no se habla a tu madre!; bad language palabrotas (f); lenguaje (m) grosero
There's too much bad language on TV
modifier
language acquisition (n) adquisición (f) del lenguaje
...a child at early stages of language acquisition
language barrier (n) barrera (f) del idioma
language degree (n) título (m) en idiomas
language development (n) desarrollo (m) lingüístico
Young children vary considerably in their language development
language laboratory (n) laboratorio (m) de idiomas
language school (n) academia (f) de idiomas
language skills (n) (with foreign languages) facilidad (f) para los idiomas
Fighting often lessens as language skills develop if mental retardation accompanies his autism, he may show no language skills at all He gave the following as what employers are looking for in graduates: problem-solving, /language skills/, communication, information technology and leadership
language student (n) estudiante (m) de idiomas
language studies (n) estudios (m) de idiomas
language teacher (n) profesoraprofesora (m) (f) de idiomas;a profesora
I'm a language teacher vacancies for English language teachers
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