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pidgin

noun [C]  us   /ˈpɪdʒ·ɪn/
a language that has developed from a mixture of two or more languages and is used for communicating by people who do not speak each other’s language
Translations of “pidgin”
in Vietnamese tiếng bồi…
in Spanish lengua franca…
in Thai ภาษาผสม…
in Malaysian pijin…
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…
in Indonesian pidgin…
in Chinese (Simplified) (两种语言混在一起的)混杂语言,洋泾浜语…
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