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first language

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(Linguistics) a person's native language
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Noun1.first language - one's native languagefirst language - one's native language; the language learned by children and passed from one generation to the next
natural language, tongue - a human written or spoken language used by a community; opposed to e.g. a computer language
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first language

nprima lingua
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Tenders are invited for rfp from institutions/organisations/ngos/csos/consulting organisations/universities for organising a oneday multistake holder state level workshop on availability and access to ecce curriculum in regional dialects and mothertongue language in manipur
Whether they are born here or are immigrants, the first thing you notice is their mastery of their mothertongue.
Figures published from the 2016 School Census show 24.9 per cent of children in Kirklees schools have a mothertongue that is not English.
How can we all make a literal translation from our mothertongue into English and expect it to be accepted?
This dialectic is fully played out in two of the most successful, if programmatically opposite, pavilions--Denmark's "mothertongue," staged by artist Danh Vo (assisted by curators Marianne Torp and Tine Vindfeld), and Belgium's "Personne et les autres," staged by the artist Vincent Meessen (with curator Katerina Gregos).
There is a need for an extensive study that will include different variables like mothertongue abilities, general cognitive abilities, and language anxiety, of course, which will be measured by the FLCAS questionnaire.
they can speak their mothertongue. Visit the WLT website to listen to a bilingual reading of this
JD (U) leader Sharad Yadav said students with a regional language as their mothertongue have been decreasingly successful in the exam even as more and more English-proficient aspirants cleared it.
foreigners, and hears instead the mothertongue all round, a curious
Secondly, to protect the integrity, the boundary of the state of West Bengal that means three things "Matribhasha" (Mothertongue), 'Bengalijti' (Bengali community) and 'Bangobhoomi' (Homeland).