lingua franca - Definition in the Cambridge English-Chinese (Traditional) Dictionary - Cambridge Dictionaries Online

Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Chinese (Traditional) translation of “lingua franca”

See all translations

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
(母語不同的人交流用的)通用語,混合語
The international business community sees English as a lingua franca.
國際商界將英語視為通用語言。
Forms of languages and specialist dialects
Translations of “lingua franca”
in Chinese (Simplified) (母语不同的人交流用的)通用语,混合语…
(Definition of lingua franca from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Traditional) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “lingua franca” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

cup tie

a game between two teams trying to win a cup (= prize), especially in football

Word of the Day

What’s All The Commotion About? (Words to describe sounds)

by Kate Woodford,
May 20, 2015
​​​ In this post we look at a range of words and phrases that we use to describe noise and the absence of noise. Starting with complete quiet, we sometimes use the noun hush to describe silence: A hush fell over the room as the bride walked in./There was a deathly hush (=complete

Read More 

ancestral health noun

May 25, 2015
diet based on the presumed diet of our Palaeolithic ancestors ‘Ancestral health,’ to use a term popular among Paleo followers, has gone mass.

Read More