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vernacular

Pronunciation: /vərˈnækjələr; vəˈnækjʊlə(r)/

Translation of vernacular in Spanish:

noun/nombre

  • 1.1 (native language) lengua (feminine) vernácula; (local speech) habla (feminine (with masculine article in the singular)) local he told me, in the vernacular, to go away [humorous/humorístico] me dijo, de manera muy castiza, que me fuera [humorous/humorístico] 1.2 (jargon) jerga (feminine)

adjective/adjetivo

  • 1 [Linguistics/Lingüística] (usually before noun/generalmente delante del nombre) [language] vernáculo; [author] que escribe en la lengua vernácula what's the vernacular name for this plant? ¿cuál es el nombre común or vulgar de esta planta? the oldest vernacular epic el más antiguo poema épico en lengua vernácula

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