Translation of "lingua franca" - English-Mandarin Chinese dictionary

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lingua francanoun [ C usually singular ]

uk /ˌlɪŋ.ɡwə ˈfræŋ.kə/ us /ˌlɪŋ.ɡwə ˈfræŋ.kə/

a language used for communication between groups of people who speak different languages

(母语不同的人交流用的)通用语,混合语
The international business community sees English as a lingua franca. 国际商界将英语视为通用语言。

(Translation of “lingua franca” from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Simplified) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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