1. a systematic means of communicating by the use of sounds or conventional symbols;
2. (language) communication by word of mouth;
3. a system of words used in a particular discipline;
4. the cognitive processes involved in producing and understanding linguistic communication;
5. the mental faculty or power of vocal communication;
6. the text of a popular song or musical-comedy number;
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.
speak the same language
understand one another as a result of shared opinions or values
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