HyperDic: lingua_franca

English > 1 sense of the expression lingua franca:
NOUNcommunicationlingua franca, interlanguage, koinea common language used by speakers of different languages
English > lingua franca: 1 sense > noun 1, communication
MeaningA common language used by speakers of different languages.
Example"Koine is a dialect of ancient Greek that was the lingua franca of the empire of Alexander the Great and was widely spoken throughout the eastern Mediterranean area in Roman times"
Synonymsinterlanguage, koine
Broaderlanguage, linguistic communicationA systematic means of communicating by the use of sounds or conventional symbols
Spanishkoiné, lengua franca, lengua vehicular, lingua franca
Catalaninterllengua, koiné, lingua franca

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