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common language

This page is about the collocation common language

collocation pattern: adjective + noun

Meaning

a language that both you and the person you're talking to can speak

For example

  • Sayoko is Japanese and Bao is Chinese, and their common language is English.

  • English is often the only common language that people from different countries have.

Quick Quiz

A common language is the language that

a. two people use to communicate

b. everyone in the world can speak

c. everybody learns at school

Contributor: Matt Errey