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foreign language

noun

any language used in a country other than one's own; a language that is studied mostly for cultural insight

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Spanish has been present longer than English, but since the majority of the population are native speakers of English, Spanish is often termed a foreign language.

Word Origin

1933

Usage Note

also foreign-language , (adj.)

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  • "I beg your pardon," said Larcher, as if the other had spoken a foreign language.

    The Mystery of Murray Davenport Robert Neilson Stephens
  • The study of any foreign language may be made also a study of Comparative Philology.

    Cratylus Plato
  • The second division should be required of all students for at least one foreign language.

    College Teaching Paul Klapper
  • Let us take the case of the youth or man who commences the study of a foreign language.

    The Aural System Anonymous
  • But gradually she got the idea that they were speaking to her in a foreign language.

    Sacrifice

    Stephen French Whitman

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