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

lingua franca

noun [ C usually singular ] uk us /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

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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