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lingua franca

noun [C usually singular] uk   us   /ˌlɪŋ.ɡwəˈfræŋ.kə/
a language used for communication between groups of people who speak different languages : The international business community sees English as a lingua franca.
Translations of “lingua franca”
in Chinese (Traditional) (母語不同的人交流用的)通用語,混合語…
in Chinese (Simplified) (母语不同的人交流用的)通用语,混合语…
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