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Definition for: language

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English

Rank of this word in the English language, from analyzing texts from Project Gutenberg.
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Etymology

From Middle English < Old French langue (tongue, speech, language) < Vulgar Latin * linguaticum < Latin lingua (tongue, speech, language) < Old Latin dingua < Proto-Indo-European *dnghwa- (tongue, speech, language).

Pronunciation

  • IPA: /ˈlæŋgwɪʤ/
  • SAMPA: /"l{NgwIdZ/

Noun

language ( uncountable and countable; plural: languages )

  1. ( uncountable ) The expression of an understandingsee "Language is Understanding"
  2. A system of communication using the spoken word or using symbols that represent words or sounds.
    the English language
  3. ( uncountable ) The ability to communicate using words.
    the gift of language
  4. ( uncountable ) A nonverbal system of communication.
    sign language
  5. ( computing ) A computer language.
  6. ( uncountable ) The vocabulary used in a particular specialist field.
    legal language
  7. ( uncountable ) The particular words used in speech or a passage of text.
    The language he used to talk to me was obscene.
    The language used in the law does not permit any other interpretation.

Synonyms

Translations

expression of an understanding
  • Albanian: gjuhë f .
  • Amuzgo: jñò ndá
  • Basque: hizkuntza
  • Belarusian: мова (móva) f .
  • Bosnian: jezik m .
  • Bulgarian: език (ezík) m .
  • Catalan: llenguatge
  • Croatian: jezik m .
  • Czech: jazyk m .
  • Dutch: taal f .
  • Esperanto: lingvo
  • Fijian: vosa
  • Finnish: kieli, puhe
  • French: langage m .
  • Galician: linguaxe
  • German: Sprache f .
  • Hawaiian: alelo
  • Hungarian: nyelv
  • Icelandic: mál n . , tungumál n .
  • Indonesian: bahasa
  • Interlingua: lingua
  • Italian: linguaggio m .
  • Japanese: 言葉 (ことば, kotobá)
  • Latvian: valoda f .
  • Lithuanian: kalba f .
  • Maori: reo
  • Middle High German: sprāche ( f . )
  • Norwegian: språk ( m . )
  • Novial: lingue
  • Old High German: sprāhha
  • Portuguese: linguagem f .
  • Russian: язык (jazýk) m .
  • Serbian:
    Cyrillic: језик m .
    Roman: jezik m .
  • Slovene: jezik m .
  • Spanish: lenguaje m .
  • Ukrainian: мова (móva) f .
  • Vietnamese: ngôn ngữ
  • Vietnamese: ngôn ngữ
system of communication using words or symbols
  • Afrikaans: taal
  • Albanian: gjuha
  • Arabic: لُغَةٌ (lúγa) f . , لُغَات (luγáːt) pl .
  • Armenian: լեզու (lezu)
  • Asturian: idioma m . , llingua f .
  • Azeri: dil
  • Basque: hizkuntzak
  • Belarusian: мова (móva) f .
  • Bosnian: jezik m .
  • Bulgarian: език (ezík) m .
  • Catalan: idioma m . , llengua f .
  • Cherokee: ᎦᏬᏂᎯᏍᏗ (gawonihisdi)
  • Chinese: 語言, 语言 (yǔyán)
    Min Nan: gí-giân
  • Cornish: yeth
  • Croatian: jezik m .
  • Czech: jazyk m .
  • Danish: sprog n . , mål
  • Dutch: taal f . , spraak f .
  • Esperanto: lingvo
  • Estonian: keel
  • Finnish: kieli
  • French: langue f .
  • Frisian: taal
  • Gaelic (Irish): teanga
  • Gaelic (Scottish): cànan
  • Galician: linguaxe
  • German: Sprache f . , Sprachen pl .
  • Greek, Classical: γλῶσσα (glỗssα) f . , γλῶττα (glỗttα) f .
  • Greek, Modern: γλώσσα (ghlóssa) f .
  • Gujarati: બાશા (bāshā)
  • Hawaiian: ‘ōlelo
  • Hebrew: לשון (lašón) f . , שפה (safa) f .
  • Hindi: भाषा (bhāshā) m .
  • Hungarian: nyelv
  • Icelandic: mál n . , tungumál n .
  • Ido: linguo
  • Indonesian: bahasa
  • Interlingua: lingua
  • Italian: lingua f .
  • Japanese: 言語 (げんご, géngo)
  • Javanese: basa
  • Kannada: ಭಾಷೆ (bhāsse)
  • Khmer: ភាសា (phiesaa)
  • Kirghiz: тил (til)
  • Korean: 언어 (言語, eon-eo), 말 (mal)
  • Kurdish: ziman
  • Lakota: iyapi
  • Latin: lingua f .
  • Limburgish: taol f .
  • Latvian: valoda f .
  • Lithuanian: kalba f .
  • Luxembourgish: Sprooch f .
  • Malay: bahasa
  • Marathi: भाषा (bhāshā)
  • Maricopa: chuukwer
  • Mirandese: lhéngua f .
  • Mongolian: хэл (khel)
  • Nauruan: langue
  • Navajo: saad
  • Northern Sami: giella
  • Norwegian: språk n . , talemål (oral only) n .
  • Novial: lingue
  • Occitan: lenga f .
  • Ojibwe: inwewin, inwewinan pl .
  • Old English: spræc
  • Old High German: sprāhha
  • O'odham: ñiok
  • Persian: زبان (zæbān)
  • Polish: język m . , mowa f .
  • Portuguese: língua f . , idioma m .
  • Punjabi: ਬੋਲੀ (bōlī), ਜ਼ਬਾਨ (zabān), ਭਾਸ਼ਾ (bhāśā)
  • Quechua: rimay, simi
  • Romanian: limbă f .
  • Russian: язык (jazýk) m .
  • Scots: leid
  • Serbian:
    Cyrillic: језик m .
    Roman: jezik m .
  • Skolt Sami: ǩiõll
  • Slovak: jazyk m .
  • Slovene: jezik m .
  • Southern Sami: giella
  • Spanish: lengua f . , idioma m .
  • Swahili: lugha sg/pl (noun 9/10) , ki- (noun prefix 7)
  • Swedish: språk n .
  • Thai: ภาษา (paasăa)
  • Telugu: భాష
  • Turkish: dil, lisan ( obsolete )
  • Ukrainian: мова (móva) f .
  • Vietnamese: tiếng, ngôn ngữ, tiếng nói (verbal)
  • Volapük: pük
  • Welsh: iaith f .
  • Xhosa: ulwimi
  • Yiddish: לשון (loshn) n .
the ability to communicate using words
  • Afrikaans: spraak
  • Belarusian: мова (móva) f .
  • Bosnian: govor m .
  • Catalan: llenguatge, m .
  • Danish: sprogbeherskelse
  • Dutch: taal f . , spraak f .
  • Esperanto: lingvo
  • Finnish: kieli, puhuminen
  • French: langage m .
  • German: Sprache f .
  • Norwegian: språk ( m . )
  • Novial: lingue
  • Serbian:
    Cyrillic: говор m .
    Roman: govor m .
  • Slovene: govor m .
  • Swedish: tal n .
nonverbal system of communication
  • Afrikaans: gebaretaal
  • Belarusian: мова (móva) f .
  • Catalan: llenguatge
  • Danish: sprog n .
  • Dutch: taal f .
  • Esperanto: lingvo
  • Finnish: kieli
  • French: langage m .
  • Galician: linguaxe
  • German: Sprache f .
  • Greek: γλώσσα (ghlóssa) f .
  • Hebrew: לשון (lašón) f . , שפה (safa) f .
  • Italian: linguaggio m .
  • Latvian: valoda f .
  • Norwegian: språk n .
  • Novial: lingue
  • Portuguese: linguagem f .
  • Slovene: jezik m .
  • Spanish: lenguaje m .
  • Thai: ภาษา (paasăa)
  • Ukrainian: мова (móva) f .
  • Vietnamese: ngôn ngữ
computer language

See computer language.

  • Afrikaans: rekenaartaal
  • Arabic: لُغَةٌ (lúγa) f . , لُغَات (luγáːt) pl .
  • Danish: sprog n .
  • Dutch: taal f . , code f .
  • Esperanto: lingvo
  • Finnish: kieli, ohjelmointikieli
  • French: langage m .
  • Galician: linguaxe
  • German: Sprache f . , Sprachen pl .
  • Hebrew: שפה (safa) f .
  • Italian: linguaggio m .
  • Japanese: 言語 (げんご, gengo)
  • Latvian: valoda f .
  • Lithuanian: kalba f .
  • Novial: lingue
  • Norwegian: språk n . , programeringsspråk n .
  • Portuguese: linguagem (de programação) f .
  • Slovene: jezik m .
  • Spanish: lenguaje m .
  • Swedish: språk n . , datorspråk n .
  • Ukrainian: мова (móva) f .
  • Vietnamese: ngôn ngữ (máy tính)
vocabulary of a particular field
  • Arabic: لُغَةٌ (lúγa) f . , لُغَات (luγáːt) pl .
  • Catalan: llenguatge
  • Danish: sprog n . , terminologi
  • Dutch: taal f . , jargon f .
  • Esperanto: lingvo
  • Finnish: kieli
  • French: langage m .
  • German: Sprache f .
  • Galician: linguaxe
  • Hebrew: לשון (lašón) f . , שפה (safa) f .
  • Italian: linguaggio m .
  • Japanese: 用語 (ようご, yōgo)
  • Novial: lingue
  • Norwegian: terminologi ( m . )
  • Portuguese: linguagem f .
  • Spanish: lenguaje m .
  • Swedish: språk n .
  • Telugu: పదజాలం (padajAlam)
  • Vietnamese: ngôn ngữ, biệt ngữ, từ vựng, thuật ngữ
particular words used
  • Afrikaans: taalgebruik
  • Belarusian: мова (móva) f .
  • Catalan: llenguatge
  • Danish: sprog n . , ordvalg
  • Dutch: taal f .
  • Esperanto: lingvo
  • Finnish: kieli
  • French: langage m .
  • Galician: linguaxe
  • German: Sprache f .
  • Greek: γλώσσα (ghlóssa) f .
  • Hebrew: לשון (lašón) f . , שפה (safa) f .
  • Italian: linguaggio m .
  • Japanese: 言い回し (いいまわし, īmawashi)
  • Norwegian: språk n .
  • Novial: lingue
  • Portuguese: linguagem f .
  • Spanish: lenguaje m .
  • Swedish: språk n .
  • Telugu: పదజాలం (padajAlam)
  • Asturian : idioma m . , llingua f .
  • Breton : yezh f . , yezhoù pl .
  • Bulgarian : език (ezík) m . (1,2,3,4,5,6)
  • Burmese : စကား (sakà)
  • Cebuano : yinaknan, pinulungan
  • Czech : jazyk m .
  • Frisian : taal
  • Guaraní : ñe'ẽ
  • Hawaiian : ‘ōlelo
  • Interlingua : lingua (1), linguage (2,3,4,5)
  • Kannada : ಭಾಷೆ (bhāsse), ನುಡಿ (nuddi)
  • Khmer : ភាសា (phiesaa)
  • Korean : 말 (mal), 언어 (言語, eon-eo)
  • Lithuanian : kalba
  • Luxembourgish : Sprooch f .
  • Malay : bahasa
  • Manchu : gisun
  • Mirandese : lhéngua f .
  • Mongolian : хэл (hel)
  • Persian : زبان (zæbān)
  • Quenya :  (lambe),  (qetil)
  • Romanian : limbă f .
  • Sardinian : limba
  • Sindarin :  (lam)
  • Slovak : jazyk m . , reč f .
  • Swahili : lugha noun 5
  • Tagalog : wika
  • Thai : ภาษา (paasăa)
  • Tupinambá : nhe'enga
  • Turkish : dil, lisan
  • Volapük : pük
  • Welsh : iaith f .
  • Xhosa : ulwimi noun 6
  • Yiddish : לשון (lashón) n .
  • Zulu : ulimi, isintu

Derived terms

See also

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