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first language

noun
 
/ˈfɜrst ˈlæŋ.ɡwɪdʒ/
the language that someone learns to speak first: Madeleine’s first language is French, but she also speaks German fluently.
Translations of “first language”
in Korean 모국어…
in Arabic اللُغة الأولى…
in Portuguese língua materna…
in Catalan llengua materna…
in Japanese 母語…
in Italian madrelingua…
in Chinese (Traditional) 母語, 第一語言…
in Russian родной язык…
in Turkish ana dil…
in Chinese (Simplified) 母语, 第一语言…
in Polish język ojczysty…
(Definition of first language from the Websters Essential Mini Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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