Definition of 'native tongue'
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How could he do it without a grasp of their native tongue? Times, Sunday Times (2013)But some immigrants used different names for the same native tongue. The Sun (2010)And they preached in the native tongue. Christianity Today (2000)Those who have not improved in our native tongue within six months will face having their dole docked. The Sun (2014)They were learning English as well as their native tongue. The Sun (2009)As soon as he was old enough, he taught himself to speak in his native tongue. Times, Sunday Times (2013)In English, which is not your native tongue. Times, Sunday Times (2008)All of the poets are canonical in their native tongue, though many are little known in English. The Times Literary Supplement (2010)
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