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pidgin

noun [C or U]
 
 
/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.
(两种语言混在一起的)混杂语言,洋泾浜语
Forms of languages and specialist dialects
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
洋泾浜英语/法语等
"He come here?" he asked in pidgin English.
“他来了吗?”他用洋泾浜英语问道。
Forms of languages and specialist dialects
Translations of “pidgin”
in Spanish lengua franca…
in French pidgin…
in German das Pidgin, Pidgin-……
in Chinese (Traditional) (兩種語言混在一起的)混雜語言,洋涇浜語…
(Definition of pidgin from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Simplified) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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