Translation of "pidgin" - English-Mandarin Chinese dictionary


noun [ C or U ] uk us /ˈpɪdʒ.ɪn/

a language which has developed from a mixture of two languages. It is used as a way of communicating by people who do not speak each other's languages.

pidgin English/French, etc. informal

English/French, etc. when it is spoken in a simple way, often with many mistakes, either by a foreigner or to a foreigner

"He come here?" he asked in pidgin English. “他来了吗?”他用洋泾浜英语问道。

(Translation of “pidgin” from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Simplified) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)