Translation of language in Spanish:

language

Pronunciation: /ˈlæŋgwɪdʒ/

n

  • 1 countable or uncountable/numerable o no numerable (speech, means of communication) lenguaje (masculine) the language of gesture el lenguaje gestual or de los gestos (before noun/delante del nombre) language acquisition adquisición (feminine) del lenguaje
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    • After spoken language came the written word, and the boy dove into literature with grim determination.
    • This play on the oral and written language mirrors the structure of the blues and the instrumental variations of jazz.
    • In Darwin's apt phrase, the ability of humans to learn language is ‘an instinctive tendency to acquire an art’.
  • 2 uncountable/no numerable (style, terminology) lenguaje (masculine) scientific/poetic/high-flown language lenguaje científico/poético/elevado natural language [Computing/Informática] lenguaje natural bad language palabrotas (feminine plural), malas palabras (feminine plural) (especially Latin America/especialmente América Latina) I've never heard him use such language before nunca le había oído decir tales palabrotas watch o mind your language! ¡no digas palabrotas! language! ¡esa boca … !
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    • More specifically there are discussions of his language and poetic style as well as of the topics and ideas in his work.
    • And later, these men and women had to do a minute analysis of one another's diction, style, language, and so on.
    • His work, with its different theatrical styles and unique language, has invented an entirely new kind of theatre experience.
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    • Although phrased in diplomatic language, this was a clear warning to China not to seek to retake Taiwan by force.
    • The cardinal's claim, filed in court by his attorneys, is boilerplate legal defense language.
    • The serpentine syntax of legal language is often used to obfuscate meaning and confuse those outside the law.
  • 3 countable/numerable 3.1 (particular tongue) idioma (masculine), lengua (feminine) she's fluent in five languages habla cinco idiomas con fluidez the English language la lengua inglesa, el idioma inglés first language (native tongue) lengua materna [Education/Educación] primera lengua extranjera second language segunda lengua, segundo idioma (before noun/delante del nombre) language barrier barrera (feminine) idiomática or del idioma language course curso (masculine) de idiomas language degree licenciatura (feminine) en filología or idiomas language lab [colloquial/familiar], language laboratory laboratorio (masculine) de idiomas language school escuela (feminine) de idiomas language skills aptitudes (feminine plural) lingüísticas language student estudiante (masculine and feminine) de idiomas language studies estudios (masculine plural) de idiomas language teacher profesor, (masculine, feminine) de idiomas language teaching enseñanza (feminine) de idiomas 3.2 [Computing/Informática] lenguaje (masculine)
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    • It stands for Structured Query Language and is a language that all relational databases understand.
    • A simple port scanner can be written in under 15 minutes by a good programmer in a language such as Java or Perl.
    • Whether this is done by studying a programming language like C or PERL, or any of the many others, is immaterial.
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    • In many communities switching between languages serves important functions.
    • Such verse was unknown in classical Greek but common in Latin and the Celtic and Germanic languages.
    • In many communities, the language of choice is neither of Canada's two official languages.

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