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  • EN [ ˈlæŋɡwɪdʒ]
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English definition

    Noun

  • 1. a systematic means of communicating by the use of sounds or conventional symbols;

    • "he taught foreign languages"
    • "the language introduced is standard throughout the text"
    • "the speed with which a program can be executed depends on the language in which it is written"
  • 2. (language) communication by word of mouth;

    • "his speech was garbled"
    • "he uttered harsh language"
    • "he recorded the spoken language of the streets"
  • 3. a system of words used in a particular discipline;

    • "legal terminology"
    • "the language of sociology"
  • 4. the cognitive processes involved in producing and understanding linguistic communication;

    • "he didn't have the language to express his feelings"
  • 5. the mental faculty or power of vocal communication;

    • "language sets homo sapiens apart from all other animals"
  • 6. the text of a popular song or musical-comedy number;

    • "his compositions always started with the lyrics"
    • "he wrote both words and music"
    • "the song uses colloquial language"

Example sentences

  • A foreign language cannot be learned rapidly, it must be learned step by step.

  • She has mastered a foreign language by aid of a grammar and dictionary.

  • The library contains a large number of foreign language reference books.

  • He insulted that woman by language.

  • You don't expect to hear such bad language from the gentle sex.

  • She grew up in Spain, so her first language is Spanish.

  • An artificial language has no vitality.

  • He got a first in Modern Language.

  • The prisoner used foul language towards the policeman.

  • Britain and America share a common language.

  • Many words in the English language are French in origin.

  • It's hard to understand the colloquial idioms of a foreign language.

  • The English language possesses a vivid saying to describe this sort of situation.

  • I simply don't believe that spoken skills can be drilled into learners in a language laboratory.

  • There is too much strong language on TV.

  • For a long period of time Latin was the literary language of Italy.

  • We often learn foreign language through questions and answers.

  • I must mug up some facts about Shakespeare's language if I am to take the exam.

  • In learning a foreign language, question and answer drills are good disciplines.

  • This language serves to disguise and obscure.

  • In learning English, one should be bold to talk in the language with his friends.

  • He'd have difficulty in learning any language — Greek, Chinese, or whatever.

  • It is simply a fantastic imagination to conceive that one can master a foreign language overnight.

  • Many Chinese idioms have infiltrated into the Japanese language.

  • The stronger the motivation, the more quickly a person will learn a foreign language.

  • Someone on the radio was gabbling away in a foreign language.

  • Most local cinemas show films in the original language, with German subtitles.

  • theories of child language acquisition

  • Lucy teaches English as a second language.

    Speaking the language fluently certainly smoothed our path.

    我们说这种语言很流利,确实给我们带来了许多方便.

    ——《简明英汉词典》

    She is apt at languages.

    她善于学习语言.

    ——《现代英汉综合大词典》

    She grew up in Spain, so her first language is Spanish.

    她在西班牙长大, 第一语言是西班牙语.

    ——《简明英汉词典》

    Her love of languages inclined her towards a career as a translator.

    她对语言的热爱使她倾向于从事翻译工作.

    ——《简明英汉词典》

    The conference hall is provided with facilities for simultaneous interpretation in five languages.

    这个会议大厅配有五种语言的同声传译设备.

    ——《现代汉英综合大词典》

    French, Italian, Spanish and Portuguese are Romance languages.

    法语 、 意大利语 、 西班牙语和葡萄牙语是拉丁系语言.

    ——《现代英汉综合大词典》

    An artificial language has no vitality.

    人为的语言缺乏生命力.

    ——《现代汉英综合大词典》

    He got a first in Modern Language.

    他在近代语言一科中获得第一名.

    ——《现代汉英综合大词典》

    This is a pilot edition of a new language course.

    这是一种新语言教程的试用版.

    ——《简明英汉词典》

    The different varieties of the language are in a dynamic relationship with each other.

    这种语言的不同变体间存在着动态的联系.

    ——《简明英汉词典》

    Britain and America share a common language.

    英国和美国共用一种语言.

    ——《简明英汉词典》

    I simply don't believe that spoken skills can be drilled into learners in a language laboratory.

    我简直不相信在语言实验室里能够把说话的技能传授给学生.

    ——《简明英汉词典》

    For a long period of time Latin was the literary language of Italy.

    很长一段时期,拉丁语是意大利的文学语言.

    ——《现代英汉综合大词典》

    He'd have difficulty in learning any language — Greek, Chinese, or whatever.

    他学习任何语言都会遇到困难,不论是希腊语 、 汉语 、 或是其他语.

    ——《现代英汉综合大词典》

    theories of child language acquisition

    幼儿语言习得的理论

    ——《牛津高阶英汉双解词典》

    Languages were never my forte.

    语言从来就不是我的强项。

    ——《牛津高阶英汉双解词典》

    When you're studying a language, the keyword is patience.

    学习一门语言,最重要的是有耐心。

    ——《牛津高阶英汉双解词典》

    She has mastery of several languages.

    她精通数门语言。

    ——《牛津高阶英汉双解词典》

    She's proficient in several languages.

    她精通好几种语言。

    ——《牛津高阶英汉双解词典》

    As Downing claims, and as we noted above, reading is best established when the child has an intimate knowledge of the language.

    如唐宁所说,也正如我们前文所指出的,当孩子对语言非常熟悉时,阅读的效果最佳。

    ——柯林斯例句

    Lucy teaches English as a second language.

    露西从事作为第二语言的英语教学工作。

    ——柯林斯例句

    In most languages adjectives have slightly different spellings for masculine and feminine.

    在多数语言中,形容词的阳性和阴性的拼法略为不同。

    ——柯林斯例句

    I realized I had to surmount the language barrier.

    我意识到我不得不克服语言障碍。

    ——柯林斯例句

    I speak the language adequately.

    我这门语言说得不错。

    ——柯林斯例句

    The change is part of the government's policy of phasing in Arabic as the official academic language.

    这一变革是政府将逐步采用阿拉伯语作为官方学术语言政策的一部分。

    ——柯林斯例句

    The school is very well resourced—we have a language laboratory and use computers and videos.

    我们学校设施完备——我们有一个语言实验室,可以使用计算机和录像设备。

    ——柯林斯例句

    He and Marcia shared a facility for languages.

    他和马西娅都有语言天赋。

    ——柯林斯例句

    Others claim that Ireland's very essence is expressed through the language.

    其他人声称爱尔兰最精髓的东西是通过语言表现出来的。

    ——柯林斯例句

    Computer, language, text, formula are all tools, not the natures.

    电脑 、 语言 、 文字 、 公式都是工具, 而不是事物的本质.

    ——期刊摘选

    Details of time and procedure should be prescribed in the most exact and unequivocal language.

    时间与程序,应以最精确和明白的语言文字记载.

    ——期刊摘选

    Language, class, and nationalism: revolution of Vietnamese writing systems.

    语言 、 级与民族主义: 越南语言文字演变之探讨'第四届台湾的东南亚区域研究研讨会,高雄,中山大学,4月26-27.

    ——期刊摘选

    The caste of thethe language and script is regarded as the homeland of national culture.

    语言文字是章太炎所谓“国粹”的核心内容,是其“复兴古学”、“激动种性”的文化载体.

    ——期刊摘选

    LANGUAGE , spoken and written, is the most fundamental of all cultural abilities.

    文化能力的基本工夫是语言文字.

    ——期刊摘选

    Spoken and written languages of minorities are widely used in journalism, publications, radio, film and television.

    新闻 、 出版 、 广播 、 电影、电视广泛使用民族语言文字.

    ——期刊摘选

    All languages are used to persuade others and to express the speaker's meaning.

    语言文字都是在试图说服他人,传达己见.

    ——期刊摘选

    Newspapers, radio and television stations also use both languages.

    报纸 、 广播、电视都用藏汉两种语言文字.

    ——期刊摘选

    Phantasmagoria portray the unspeakable, they rise above the written language.

    幻影描绘无法形容的事物, 它超越了语言文字.

    ——期刊摘选

    The standardization of medium language has close relationship with edition quality.

    新闻媒体语言文字规范化方面的问题同编校质量存在的问题密切相关.

    ——期刊摘选

    Have ability to express of stronger spoken and written languages, coordinate ability interpersonally.

    具有较强的语言文字表达能力 、 人际协调能力.

    ——期刊摘选

    Responsible for ethnic, religion, language, civil affairs, letters & visits , relief of production and living to victims.

    负责民族 、 宗教 、 语言文字 、 民政 、 信访 、 灾民生产生活救济等方面工作.

    ——期刊摘选

    I am interested in language , literature , culture , science and technology , education andstuffs.

    我对语言文字, 文化教育,科学技术等.

    ——期刊摘选

    Writing is a student level of understanding and expression of spoken and written language ability.

    写作是学生认识水平和语言文字表达能力的体现.

    ——期刊摘选

    Broadcasting, television , cinema, books, newspapers and magazines in autonomous areas use one or several local languages.

    民族自治地方的广播 、 影视 、 图书 、 报纸、杂志,也都使用当地通用的一种或几种语言文字.

    ——汉英非文学 - 白皮书

    Uygur language and the language used by the Pakistanis is the as you ?

    另一个问题,维族人使用的语言文字和巴基斯坦人使用的是一样的 么 ?

    ——期刊摘选

    The state safeguards the freedom of the ethnic minorities to utilize and develop their own languages.

    国家保障少数民族使用和发展本民族语言文字的自由.

    ——期刊摘选

    Business has a tin ear for language.

    商业对语言文字本来就感觉鲁钝.

    ——期刊摘选

    The 3 rd, language character is OK still again common and succinct dot.

    第三, 语言文字还可以再通俗简练点.

    ——期刊摘选

    The delegation parade in alphabetical order according to the language of the host country.

    代表团按东道国语言文字的字母顺序入场.希腊和东道国例外.

    ——期刊摘选

    Perhaps somebody thinks, language writing job is a soft task, it doesn't matter is very dry.

    也许有人认为, 语言文字工作是个软任务, 没什么好干的.

    ——期刊摘选

    Its a radical requirement of using normal and accurately language and writing when compiling standard.

    编写标准时,语言文字的规范、准确是标准化工作的基本要求.

    ——期刊摘选

    Product support multiple encoding options: GBK, BIG 5, and UTF 8, support a variety of languages.

    产品支持多种编码选择: GBK, BIG5, 及UTF8, 支持各种语言文字.

    ——期刊摘选

    Most poets and poem theorists have no awareness of poetic nature and construction of language.

    尤其是在语言文字的诗性挖掘与建构方面,诗人与诗歌理论家大都缺乏自觉的意识.

    ——期刊摘选

    The Tibetan language is the common language for the whole autonomous region.

    藏语言文字是西藏全区通用的语言文字.

    ——期刊摘选

    Newspapers, magazines, and radio and television stations also use both Tibetan and Chinese languages.

    西藏的报刊 、 广播、电视均使用藏汉两种语言文字.

    ——期刊摘选

    Good written and spoken Chinese and English language skills are preferred.

    有良好的中英文书面及口头表达能力更佳.

    ——期刊摘选

    Through making up the training of taletelling, raise student a creation power and language expression ability.

    通过编讲故事的练习, 进步学生的临场创作力和语言表达能力.

    ——期刊摘选

    The language abilities are essential to develop students'mental abilities and employments.

    语言表达能力对商务高职院校学生就业能力的形成至关重要.

    ——期刊摘选

    Good Chinese and English language skills.

    良好的中文、英语表达能力.

    ——期刊摘选

    Has strong language and text of the ability to separate the drafting of various documents.

    具有较强的语言和文字表达能力,能够独立起草各种公文.

    ——期刊摘选

    Have ability to express of stronger spoken and written languages, coordinate ability interpersonally.

    具有较强的语言文字表达能力 、 人际协调能力.

    ——期刊摘选

    Writing is a student level of understanding and expression of spoken and written language ability.

    写作是学生认识水平和语言文字表达能力的体现.

    ——期刊摘选

    Linguistic competence Language is expressed the ability is strong, English is skilled.

    语言能力语言表达能力强, 英语熟练.

    ——期刊摘选

    Sales: sales work experience, a quick mind, language ability, and good humor to the car business.

    业务员: 有销售工作经验, 头脑灵活, 语言表达能力强, 性格开朗,能出差坐车.

    ——期刊摘选

    Requirements include team leadership , graphic presentation coordination , verbal and written language skills.

    很好的口头和书面语言表达能力.

    ——期刊摘选

    Written and spoken fluency in English and Chinese and at least one other language.

    流利的英语和汉语的口头和书面表达能力,至少懂第三种语言.

    ——期刊摘选

    All courses designed to enhance students focus on listening and language skills.

    所有课程的设计围绕提高学生的听力和语言表达能力.

    ——期刊摘选

    Good language express, master at translating between Chinese and Farsi.

    表达能力强,精通普通话与波斯语互译.

    ——期刊摘选

    Excellent written and spoken language skills.

    熟练的德语书写及表达能力,职业形象佳.

    ——期刊摘选

    I well remembered all; language , glance, and the tone seemed at the moment vividly renewed.

    我全部清清楚楚地想得起如 言语 、 眼神, 声调等,似乎一下子都活生生地重新显现出来.

    ——辞典例句

    What language ( does her pen pal speak )?

    2她的笔友说什么言语?

    ——期刊摘选

    Communication falls into verbal and non verbal also called body language.

    人际交流分为言语交流和非言语交流.

    ——期刊摘选

    Language intuition is a must for a competent translator.

    对于一名成熟的翻译而言,语言的直觉必不可少.

    ——期刊摘选

    The causes of the mutation of female language and its development tendency are exploredthe last part.

    最后一部分则简单总结了女性言语变异的原因及其发展趋势.

    ——期刊摘选

    Euphemistic Expressions are a frequently used pragmatic strategy of politeness language in the international business negotiation.

    委婉表达是商务谈判中一种常见的礼貌语言语用策略.

    ——期刊摘选

    No one language is not the message you are lonely lonely night waiting for you.

    没有一句言语你就没了消息,寂寞的夜里寂寞的等你.

    ——期刊摘选

    The object of language sense is language form.

    语感的对象是言语形式.

    ——期刊摘选

    Can use language flexibly and effectively for social, academic and professional purposes.

    针对社交 、 学术及专业的目的,能弹性地、有效地运用言语工具.

    ——期刊摘选

    There was a flood of complains about the bad language after the show.

    在表演之后,对于拙劣的言语有滔滔不绝的抱怨.

    ——期刊摘选

    One uses the language of anthropomorphism in saying that God sees, hears, knows, and loves.

    我们说上帝能见, 能听, 能知, 能爱,就是在使用神人同性论的言语.

    ——《现代英汉综合大词典》

    The third part is the pragmatic parameter of carnival language in Water Margin.

    第三部分是“《水浒传》狂欢言语的语用参数”.

    ——期刊摘选

    What my sensations were no language could describe.

    我的感受怎样,这可是言语无法描述的.

    ——期刊摘选

    Used in certain contexts, vague language has the feature of pragmatic vagueness.

    模糊语言是一种言语交际现象,在一定语境中具有语用模糊性.

    ——期刊摘选

    Objective order to observe clinical observation of Tianxingkaiyu oral liquid treating language barrier due to apoplexy.

    目的:观察天星开语口服液治疗中风后言语障碍的疗效.

    ——期刊摘选

    The DLR uses expression trees to represent language semantics.

    DLR使用表达式树来表示语言语义.

    ——期刊摘选

    Please be more temperate in your language.

    在言语上请再克制一些.

    ——期刊摘选

    In foreign countries and to face the biggest challenge is the language barrier.

    在国外生活,面对的最大挑战就是言语不通.

    ——期刊摘选

    In language intercourse, we should not only heed politeness but also advocate sincerity.

    我们在言语交际中, 不仅需要讲究礼貌,也应该倡导真诚的礼貌行为.

    ——期刊摘选

    Paste and precision are the basic properties of human language.

    糊和准确都是人类言语的根本属性.

    ——期刊摘选

    Language difficulties notwithstanding, he soon grew to love the country and its people.

    虽然言语不通, 他还是很快就爱上了这个国家及该国人民.

    ——期刊摘选

    His research focuses on cognitive neuroscience issues in learning, memory, language and cognitive development.

    他的研究关注学习, 记忆, 言语及认知发展方面的认知神经科学议题.

    ——期刊摘选

    The thesis include three which are about the disposal of language and sound.

    其中包括3篇语言语音处理方面的.

    ——期刊摘选

    Language is not art but both are forms of human behavior.

    言语不是艺术,但两者都是人类的行为方式。

    ——柯林斯例句

    Bryant is alleged to have used colourful language.

    据称布赖恩特言语粗鲁。

    ——柯林斯例句

    Which does prop in bazaar of grazing land thing language wind need to play escalating?

    牧场物语风之集市中的道具要去哪升级?

    ——期刊摘选

    The charm of this article rests with its simple style and beautiful language.

    这篇文章的魅力在于它朴素的文风和优美的语言.

    ——期刊摘选

    Style is a compound of language, thought and personality. Some styles are made exclusively of language.

    文体是文字 、 思想和个性的混合物. 有许多文体则是完全单靠着文字而成的.

    ——期刊摘选

    The Buddhist literature adds new language, new content and new style to Chinese narrative literature.

    佛教文学的广泛传播为中国叙事文学增添了新语言 、 新内容、新文体.

    ——期刊摘选

    Language functions are the normal mechanism of language, while style is its variant mechanism.

    语言的功能是语言的常规机制, 而文体则是语言的变异机制.

    ——期刊摘选

    The economization of language is a natural phenomenon of social development.

    语言的经济化是社会发展的一种现象,其典型文体就是名词体.

    ——期刊摘选

    Stylometry is the application of the study of linguistic style, usually to written language.

    文体学,就是用来研究语言风格, 尤其是研究写作用语的.

    ——期刊摘选

    As trademark translation an intercultural communication involves many factors in both source language and target language.

    因为商标翻译是一种特殊的文体翻译,是一种跨文化交际活动.

    ——期刊摘选

    However, few of theorists study the language of novel from both article style and functional style.

    而很少同时从语体和文体的角度研究小说语言.

    ——期刊摘选

    The language of business english have it's own style characters, chapter tincture and application styles.

    商务英语的语言有其自身的文体特点, 语篇特征和语用特色.

    ——期刊摘选

    Although Taylor described turbulence in mathematical terms, we can talk about it in ordinary language.

    虽然泰勒描述湍流用的是数学术语, 但我们可以用普通语言谈论它.

    ——辞典例句

    But Wall Street still holds its place in the language as the capital of American finance.

    但华尔街在术语方面仍代表着美国金融中心.

    ——期刊摘选

    To cut through the fog we need to rely on some technical language.

    为了拨开云雾,我们需要借助一些专业术语.

    ——期刊摘选

    Personally, Assyria anaglyph its simplicity, guileless, eternal artistic language art form to our great shock.

    就个人而言, 亚述浮雕它的率真, 朴实的艺术语言, 永恒的艺术形式带给我们很大的震撼.

    ——期刊摘选

    Especially, the existence of amount of artistic language make Chinese subject full of excitement and vigor.

    尤其是中学语文教材中大量艺术语言的存在,使语文学科充满了激情和活力.

    ——期刊摘选

    We've even created a glossary for any technical language you might not understand.

    我们甚至编制了一套你可能不懂的专业术语词汇表.

    ——期刊摘选

    The thinking process of artistic language embodies the aesthetic differences of the utterance subject.

    在艺术语言的运思过程中,体现了发话主体审美的差异性.

    ——期刊摘选

    What's the technical language for producing game in Ubisoft?

    育碧公司游戏制作使用的技术语音是哪些?

    ——期刊摘选

    What leads to this unity of their artistic languages?

    是什么创造了这种艺术语言的同一性?

    ——期刊摘选

    The language, imagery, symbolism and intent of the service were difficult to understand.

    敬拜中的术语, 比喻, 象征,意图都很难理解.

    ——期刊摘选

    He was baffled by the technical language.

    他为术语所困惑.

    ——辞典例句

    He appended a glossary to his novel where he used an invented language.

    他在小说中富有创造性的句子后附加了术语表.

    ——期刊摘选

    English sporting terms have been naturalised in many languages.

    英语的运动术语已被多种语言采用.

    ——《简明英汉词典》

    The reductive and vivid image is his main artistic language.

    缩小的尺寸和逼真的形象是他主要的艺术语言.

    ——期刊摘选

    Second , the reflection of the use of traditional language in art and its sketching practice.

    对传统艺术语言的借用与写生思考.

    ——期刊摘选

    Metaphor is a way of thinking which produces artistic language.

    隐喻是这种艺术语言得以产生的思维方式.

    ——期刊摘选

    We can formulate contract in difficult legal language.

    我们能用深奥的法律术语订立这份合同.

    ——期刊摘选

    The change is part of the government's policy of phasing in Arabic as the official academic language.

    这一变革是政府将逐步采用阿拉伯语作为官方学术语言政策的一部分。

    ——柯林斯例句

Phrase collocation

  • speak the same language

    understand one another as a result of shared opinions or values

Synonym discrimination

  • word, vocabulary, language, term, lexicon