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pidg·in

 (pĭj′ən)
n.
A simplified form of speech that is usually a mixture of two or more languages, has a rudimentary grammar and vocabulary, is used for communication between groups speaking different languages, and is not spoken as a first or native language. Also called contact language.


pidg′in·i·za′tion n.
pidg′in·ize′ v.

pidgin

(ˈpɪdʒɪn)
n
(Linguistics) a language made up of elements of two or more other languages and used for contacts, esp trading contacts, between the speakers of other languages. Unlike creoles, pidgins do not constitute the mother tongue of any speech community
[C19: perhaps from Chinese pronunciation of English business]

pidg•in

(ˈpɪdʒ ən)

n.
1. an auxiliary language that has developed from the need of speakers of two different languages to communicate and is primarily a simplified form of one of the languages, with a reduced vocabulary and grammatical structure.
2. (loosely) any simplified form of a language, esp. when used for communication between speakers of different languages.
[1875–80; extracted from pidgin English]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.pidgin - an artificial language used for trade between speakers of different languages
artificial language - a language that is deliberately created for a specific purpose
Chinook Jargon, Oregon Jargon - a pidgin incorporating Chinook and French and English words; formerly used as a lingua franca in northwestern North America
Translations
لُغَةٌ خَليطَه
pidžin
pidgin
PidginPidginsprachePidgin-Sprache
keverék angolnyelv
blendingsmál
maišyta
pidžinvaloda, jaukta sarunvaloda
miešaná angličtina
karma/melez dil

pidgin

[ˈpɪdʒɪn] N (also pidgin English) (formerly) lengua franca (inglés-chino) comercial del Lejano Oriente
he used his pidgin French to chat up the girlsrecurrió a su francés macarrónico para ligar con las chicas

pidgin

[ˈpɪdʒɪn]
adj
(= mixed language) pidgin language → créole m
(= broken) → de cuisine
to communicate in pidgin French → communiquer en français de cuisine
n (= pidgin English) → pidgin m pidgin Englishpidgin English npidgin m

pidgin

nMischsprache f

pidgin

(ˈpidʒən) noun
any of a number of languages which consist of a mixture of English, French, Portuguese etc and some non-European (especially African) language. Beach-la-mar is a pidgin spoken in parts of the southern Pacific Ocean; (also adjective) pidgin English.
References in classic literature ?
She tried to talk to him, partly by signs, partly in pidgin French, which, for some reason, she thought would be more comprehensible to him, and she had half a dozen phrases of English.
Kwaque demanded, who to his beche-de-mer English was already adding pidgin English.
Speaking in Warri pidgin, the mother-of-three, said: 'we nor sabi wetin dey worry NEPA abi na BEDC una dey call them.
Very frustrating as my pidgin French wasn't good enough to understand much.
Contributors explore such aspects of Arabic dialects as the unspoken language 16: a field study on non-verbal communication in Qatar; on the periphery of the periphery: Gulf Pidgin Arabic; grammatical and lexical notes on the Arabic dialect of Nabeul in northern Tunisia; the Vienna Corpus of Arabic Varieties: building a digital research environment for Arabic dialects; al-kaskasa and other phonological phenomena of women's speech in a modern dialect of Doha; and the past and present of a conservative Arabic dialect: Tetouan in Morocco.
As part of its expansion strategy, the BBC is launching its service in Pidgin, the most widely spoken language in the region.
Similar chat clients like Adium and Pidgin can also be encrypted, though with Tor Messenger users it also obscures their location.
Thus, it is now becoming fashionable to see either illiterate, semi-literate or literate parents speaking Nigerian pidgin English, or a mixture of both Etsako and English, or Etsako and Nigerian pidgin English in communicating with the child.
Heather was selected to recite because she could speak impeccable English, but when she got on stage and saw a sea of black faces she immediately switched to pidgin.
No obstante, segun otros linguistas, pidgin y criollo no estan relacionados (e.
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Francesca says: What did you think of the Pidgin English (also called Cam-Tok) used in the book?