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dialectnoun [C/U]

 us   /ˈdɑɪ·əˌlekt/
grammar a ​form of a ​language that is ​spoken in a ​particularpart of a ​country or by a ​particulargroup of ​people and that ​contains some words, ​grammar, or ​pronunciations (= the ​ways in which words are said) that are different from the ​forms used in other ​parts or by other ​groups
(Definition of dialect from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)







(Definition of dialect from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “dialect”
in Korean 방언, 사투리…
in Arabic لَهْجة…
in Malaysian loghat…
in French dialecte…
in Russian диалект…
in Chinese (Traditional) 方言,土語,地方話…
in Italian dialetto…
in Turkish lehçe…
in Polish dialekt, gwara…
in Spanish dialecto…
in Vietnamese thổ ngữ…
in Portuguese dialeto…
in Thai ภาษาถิ่น…
in German der Dialekt…
in Catalan dialecte…
in Japanese 方言…
in Chinese (Simplified) 方言,土语,地方话…
in Indonesian dialek…
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