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lingua franca

noun [C usually singular]
 
 
/ˌlɪŋ.ɡwəˈfræŋ.kə/
a language which is used for communication between groups of people who speak different languages but which is not used between members of the same group
(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。
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in Chinese (Traditional) (母語不同的人交流用的)通用語,混合語…
(Definition of lingua franca from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Simplified) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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