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language / lenguaje
language   [ˈlæŋgwɪdȝ]
A. -noun
1. (=faculty, style of speech)   lenguaje (m)
·the tone of his language was diplomatic and polite
·se expresó de forma diplomática y educada
2. (=national tongue)   lengua (f),   idioma (m)
·the Spanish language
·la lengua española,   el idioma español
·he studies languages
·estudia idiomas or lenguas
·she can speak six languages
·habla seis idiomas
·[first] language
lengua (f) materna
·modern languages
lenguas feminine plural modernas
a. we don't talk the same language   no hablamos el mismo idioma
3. (=means of expression)   lenguaje (m)
·in plain language
·en lenguaje sencillo
·legal/technical language
lenguaje (m) jurídico/técnico
·the language of violence
·el lenguaje de la violencia
4. (computing)   lenguaje (m)
·[computer] language
lenguaje (m) de ordenador or Latin America computador(a)
5. (=swear words)
·watch your language
·no digas palabrotas
·that'noun no language to use to your mother!
·¡así no se habla a tu madre!
·bad language   palabrotas feminine plural,   lenguaje (m) grosero
B. -compound
·language acquisition   -noun   adquisiciónoun (f) del lenguaje
·language barrier   -noun   barrera (f) del idioma
·language degree   -noun   título (m) en idiomas
·language [development]   -noun   desarrollo (m) lingüístico
·language laboratory   -noun   laboratorio (m) de idiomas
·language school   -noun   academia (f) de idiomas
·language [skills]   -noun plural   (with foreign languages)   facilidad (f) para los idiomas
·language [student]   -noun   estudiante masculine and feminine de idiomas
·language studies   -noun plural   estudios masculine plural de idiomas
·language [teacher]   -noun   profesor (m) / profesoa (f)
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged and Audio Headword Pronunciation (Spanish) 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co Ltd. 1971,1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992,1993,1996,1997,2000,2003,2005.
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