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patois
American English: /ˈpæˌtwɑ/
British English: /ˈpatwɑː/

Translation of patois in Spanish:

noun plural patois

  • Example sentences
    • Thus, a Frenchman who spoke Breton and French would not be considered bilingual because Breton is of low status and considered a patois rather than a language.
    • Today I wanted to talk about Bajan as a dialect or language or patois or whatever you wish to call it.
    • Corsican was designated as a patois, a provincial dialect.

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