mother tongue

[ muhth-er tuhng for 1; muhth-er tuhng for 2 ]SEE DEFINITION OF mother tongue
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Every child must study one language besides its mother tongue.

Were it otherwise, his mother tongue would never be mastered.

Hasn't grasped it yet, its mother tongue being Norman-French.

They had an aspect of their own, a mother tongue of their own.

Her sons by the thousand are with us, and by the thousand they are learning our mother tongue.

"Oh, I like to talk the father and mother tongue," she said, gaily and sweetly.

Mastery of his mother tongue is the birthright of every child.

I will address this person in his mother tongue: 'Here, cospetto!

The language used was his mother tongue, but Peter comprehended most of that which was said.

They will all have recourse to their mother tongue, and the most ignorant will shine the most.

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