modern language


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modern language

n
(Languages) any of the languages spoken in present-day Europe, with the exception of English
Translations
لُغَه عَصْرِيَّه
živý jazyk
moderne sprog
élõ nyelv
lifandi tungumál
živý jazyk
yaşayan dil

modern

(ˈmodən) adjective
belonging to the present or to recent times; not old or ancient. modern furniture/clothes.
moˈdernity (-ˈdəː-) noun
ˈmodernness noun
ˈmodernize, ˈmodernise verb
to bring up to date. We should modernize the education system.
ˌmoderniˈzation, ˌmoderniˈsation noun
modern language
a language spoken nowadays (as opposed to ancient Greek, Latin etc).
References in classic literature ?
This envy, being in the Latin word invidia, goeth in the modern language, by the name of discontentment; of which we shall speak, in handling sedition.
In point of justice, therefore, to the multitudes who will, I trust, devour this book with avidity, I have so far explained our ancient manners in modern language, and so far detailed the characters and sentiments of my persons, that the modern reader will not find himself, I should hope, much trammelled by the repulsive dryness of mere antiquity.
A woman must have a thorough knowledge of music, singing, drawing, dancing, and the modern languages, to deserve the word; and besides all this, she must possess a certain something in her air and manner of walking, the tone of her voice, her address and expressions, or the word will be but half-deserved.
Alas, my boy," said he, "human knowledge is confined within very narrow limits; and when I have taught you mathematics, physics, history, and the three or four modern languages with which I am acquainted, you will know as much as I do myself.
Letherall had to do with the system afterwards adopted towards me, but it was presently clear that private tutors, natural history, science, and the modern languages, were the appliances by which the defects of my organization were to be remedied.
Now they have formed a partnership, The Modern Language School to support their current adult learners in Huddersfield, Holmfirth and Batley - and provide language training for businesses, young children, individuals and students needing coaching for GCSE or A-level exams.
5% - 348,854 youngsters) were not entered for a modern language GCSE last year.
He said: "The Government should recognise that modern language GCSEs are harder than other GCSEs and that this has been a disincentive for young people to study them beyond age 14.
The Modern Language Association is referenced throughout academia and the publishing industry as the standard setter for matters of grammar and other aspects of writing.
ASCL general secretary John Dunford said: "The main problem is that modern language GCSEs are graded more severely than other subjects.
Over the next three years the county aims to create a network of excellence in language teaching in its schools, encourage local businesses to take on school leavers with a modern language qualification, ensure that all pupils have strong advice on careers using a foreign language, and launch an "accreditation for competence in languages".
The chapters consist of scriptural verses and their meaning spelled out in plain terms and modern language.

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