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modern language

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


(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).
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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."
The Vicar had heard that there were people who did not think the old-fashioned education so useful nowadays as it had been in the past, and modern languages were gaining an importance which they had not had in his own youth.
"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.
[Re: The English way hurts our chances of success] National trends, which show a decline in modern language study, should be of great concern to us all for more than just economic reasons.
Thanks to the generosity of their students and of several local businesses The Modern Language School was able to raise PS775 for Kirkwood Hospice.
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Paisley's university is pushing for more students to apply to teach modern language as nearly half the spaces on the course are empty.
STUDENTS across the West Midlands are making some surprising choices when it comes to their modern language A-levels, new data has revealed.
Scottish Government figures show that Higher language passes have increased by more than 11 per cent in the past decade, while attainment of "modern language for life and work" qualifications rose by more than one third in 2015-2016; but that a lack of language skills was estimated to have cost the Scottish economy half a billion pounds in 2011.

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