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synonyms for first language

  • natal tongue
  • native speech
  • native tongue
  • parent language
  • vernacular
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How to use first language in a sentence

“Perhaps you do not speak my language,” she said in Urdu, the tongue most frequently heard in Upper India.
THE RED YEARLOUIS TRACY
This is the first and principal point at which we can stanch the wastage of teaching energy that now goes on.
THE SALVAGING OF CIVILISATIONH. G. (HERBERT GEORGE) WELLS
He was converted and baptized, and was the first Hebrew instructor at Harvard college.
THE EVERY DAY BOOK OF HISTORY AND CHRONOLOGYJOEL MUNSELL
And I have not had the first morsel of food prepared from this grain offered me since I reached the shores of Europe.
GLANCES AT EUROPEHORACE GREELEY
Now first we shall want our pupil to understand, speak, read and write the mother tongue well.
THE SALVAGING OF CIVILISATIONH. G. (HERBERT GEORGE) WELLS
In treble, second and fourth, the first change is a dodge behind; and the second time the treble leads, there's a double Bob.
TINTINNALOGIA, OR, THE ART OF RINGINGRICHARD DUCKWORTH AND FABIAN STEDMAN
First a shower of shells dropping all along the lower ridges and out over the surface of the Bay.
GALLIPOLI DIARY, VOLUME IIAN HAMILTON
Elyon is the name of an ancient Phœnician god, slain by his son El, no doubt the “first-born of death” in Job xviii.
SOLOMON AND SOLOMONIC LITERATUREMONCURE DANIEL CONWAY
First, how about the expansibility needed to supply adequate funds for crop-moving?
READINGS IN MONEY AND BANKINGCHESTER ARTHUR PHILLIPS
I would ask you to imagine it translated into every language, a common material of understanding throughout all the world.
THE SALVAGING OF CIVILISATIONH. G. (HERBERT GEORGE) WELLS
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO FIRST LANGUAGE

  • first language
  • natal tongue
  • native speech
  • native tongue
  • parent language
  • vernacular
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.