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synonyms for mother tongue

  • first language
  • natal tongue
  • native speech
  • native tongue
  • parent language
  • vernacular
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“Perhaps you do not speak my language,” she said in Urdu, the tongue most frequently heard in Upper India.
THE RED YEARLOUIS TRACY
There was no doubt thought of his own loss in this question: yet there was, one may hope, a germ of solicitude for the mother too.
CHILDREN'S WAYSJAMES SULLY
"The Smoker," and "Mother and Daughter," a triptych, are two of her principal pictures.
WOMEN IN THE FINE ARTS, FROM THE SEVENTH CENTURY B.C. TO THE TWENTIETH CENTURY A.D.CLARA ERSKINE CLEMENT
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
The mother's lips could not finish the charge she was about to put upon her innocent child.
THE PASTOR'S FIRE-SIDE VOL. 3 OF 4JANE PORTER
The Authorised Version has: “And as a mother shall she meet him, and receive him as a wife married of a virgin.”
SOLOMON AND SOLOMONIC LITERATUREMONCURE DANIEL CONWAY
He returned shortly, to meet his mother standing in the doorway, with pale, affrighted face.
RAMONAHELEN HUNT JACKSON
He wished her mother had not been quite such an appalling person, fat and painted.
ROSEMARY IN SEARCH OF A FATHERC. N. WILLIAMSON
Mr. Collingwood, taking the key from his mother, locked the little door in the boarding, after them.
THE BOARDED-UP HOUSEAUGUSTA HUIELL SEAMAN
As Felipe talked with him, he perceived even more clearly how bitter and unjust his mother had been to Alessandro.
RAMONAHELEN HUNT JACKSON
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