Definición de lingua franca en inglés:

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lingua franca

Pronunciación: /ˌlɪŋɡwə ˈfraŋkə/

sustantivo (plural lingua francas)

1A language that is adopted as a common language between speakers whose native languages are different.
Oraciones de ejemplo
  • The national language of Zambia is English, which also serves as the lingua franca (common language).
  • Hausa, which is spoken by over half the population, has become the lingua franca (common language) of the country.
  • Swahili originated on the coast and became the lingua franca (common language) for much of East Africa.
1.1 [mass noun] historical A mixture of Italian with French, Greek, Arabic, and Spanish, formerly used in the eastern Mediterranean.

Origen

Late 17th century: from Italian, literally 'Frankish tongue'.

Palabras que riman con lingua franca

anchor, banker, Bianca, canker, Casablanca, Costa Blanca, flanker, franker, hanker, Lubyanka, rancour (US rancor), ranker, Salamanca, spanker, Sri Lanka, tanka, tanker, up-anchor

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Saltos de línea: lin¦gua franca

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