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dialectnoun [C/U]

 us   /ˈdɑɪ·əˌlekt/
grammar a form of a language that is spoken in a particular part of a country or by a particular group of people and that contains some words, grammar, or pronunciations (= the ways in which words are said) that are different from the forms used in other parts or by other groups
Translations of “dialect”
in Arabic لَهْجة…
in Korean 방언, 사투리…
in Malaysian loghat…
in French dialecte…
in Turkish lehçe…
in Italian dialetto…
in Chinese (Traditional) 方言,土語,地方話…
in Russian диалект…
in Polish dialekt, gwara…
in Vietnamese thổ ngữ…
in Spanish dialecto…
in Portuguese dialeto…
in Thai ภาษาถิ่น…
in German der Dialekt…
in Catalan dialecte…
in Japanese 方言…
in Indonesian dialek…
in Chinese (Simplified) 方言,土语,地方话…
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