lingua franca

USAGE NOTE
The plural of “lingua franca” is “lingua francas” or “lingua francae.”
lingua franca(
lihng
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gwuh
 
frang
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kuh
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
noun
1. (general)
a. la lingua franca
(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).
(F)
Rap is the lingua franca of my different friend groups.El rap es la lingua franca entre mis diferentes grupos de amigos.
b. la lengua franca
(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).
(F)
Yiddish was the lingua franca of Jews in Europe.El yiddish era la lengua franca de los judíos en Europa.
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lingua franca
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
1. (general)
a. la lengua or lingua franca
(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).
(F)
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lingua franca [ˌlɪŋɡwəˈfræŋkə]
noun
lingua francas linguae francae [ˌlɪŋɡwiːˈfrænsiː] lengua (f) franca
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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