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Basic English

Translation of Basic English in Spanish:

noun

  • uncountable
    inglés (masculine) elemental
    inglés (masculine) básico
    Example sentences
    • They were enthusiasts for something called Basic English, an educational tool that limited the language's vocabulary to 850 words and, as far as possible, only its more regular verb forms.
    • An ardent propagandist for so-called Basic English, a project which reduced the language to a mere 850 words, he was also a precursor of today's global industry of English-language teaching.
    • It is ironic that his political aims for Basic English were foiled by his very ignorance of and inattention to politics itself as a constitutive force in human affairs.

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