What is another word for first language?

Pronunciation: [fˈɜːst lˈaŋɡwɪd͡ʒ] (IPA)

The term "first language" refers to the language that a person learns first and speaks fluently. However, there are various synonyms for this terminology, such as "mother tongue," "native language," "primary language," or "home language." "Mother tongue" is often used interchangeably with "first language" and emphasizes the language learned at home from parents or family members. "Native language" emphasizes the language spoken in a particular geographic area or country. "Primary language" refers to the language that a person uses most frequently, while "home language" emphasizes the language used in the home environment. These synonyms allow us to describe language diversity and the importance of linguistic heritage.

What are the hypernyms for First language?

A hypernym is a word with a broad meaning that encompasses more specific words called hyponyms.

What are the hyponyms for First language?

Hyponyms are more specific words categorized under a broader term, known as a hypernym.

Famous quotes with First language

  • French was my first language.
    Bob Cousy
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  • I grew up in France, my first language was French, and I tend to gravitate towards French cooking.
    Robert Stack
  • We are not authors of our lives; we are not even part-authors of the events that mark us most deeply. Nearly everything that is most important in our lives is unchosen. The time and place we are born, our parents, the first language we speak - these are chance, not choice. It is the casual drift of things that shapes our most fateful relationships. The life of each of us is a chapter of accidents.
    John Gray (philosopher)
  • ‘... this refined language of Indian modernity – an Indian language that was actually first used as a first language by a home-grown cosmopolitan elite – enough to say, with or without humour, ‘’ (‘I love you’) or ‘?’ (‘Where do you live?). These stray statements performed an incantatory ‘open sesame’ – into the bounded, charmed, small-scale world of ‘Bengaliness’. The ‘honorary’ Bengali might be myopic; might be an aficionado of art-house cinema; might be politically left wing; might have taste for lyric poetry; a tendency towards the autobiographical; an appetite for fish; or display none of these traits.’
    Amit Chaudhuri

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