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target language

n.
1. The language into which a text written in another language is to be translated.
2. A language that a nonnative speaker is in the process of learning.
3. Computers The computer language, often a machine language, into which a document written in another computer language is to be translated. In all senses also called object language.

target language

n
1. (Languages) the language into which a text, document, etc, is translated
2. (Languages) a language that is being or is to be learnt

tar′get lan`guage


n.
1. the language into which a text is to be translated from another language. Compare source language.
2. a language that one is in the process of learning.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.target language - the language into which a text written in another language is to be translated
language, linguistic communication - a systematic means of communicating by the use of sounds or conventional symbols; "he taught foreign languages"; "the language introduced is standard throughout the text"; "the speed with which a program can be executed depends on the language in which it is written"
2.target language - a computer language into which something written in another computer language is to be translated
programing language, programming language - (computer science) a language designed for programming computers
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Parents can also hire a nanny who speaks the target language.
Simply translating the title from English to the target language can result in embarrassing and potentially costly mistakes.
Due to the complex relationship between words in source language and target language, translation seems to be one of the toughest tasks, such that some scholars believe that translators are naturally talented people (Venuti, 1995 ; Zarandona, 2013).
Utah's program uses a 50/50 model in which students spend half their school day in the target language, with one teacher, and the other half in English, with another teacher.
The research has shown no evidence of lower attainment in the curriculum taught in the target language (which would be Welsh).
In this way students will be exposed to the modelling of the target language by the teacher, thus being given the opportunity to analyse and discuss in the target language and engage in authentic language discourse and use.
We might translate it into the sign system of the target language in order to see what the results are.
To do this we modeled the system in view and then add a dictionary component that allows translation of code from English to the target language.
The target language groups were adult ESL learners studying in a non-English speaking context.
The second is that the target language is related to a language that is already known.
The summer courses not only teach you a foreign language but also provide a complete experience, surrounding you with the target language.