pidgin
noun Etymology: pidgin English Date: 1876 a simplified speech used for communication between people with different languages • pidginization nounpidginize transitive verb

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  • pidgin — [ pidʒin ] n. m. • 1924; pudgin 1902; pidjin English 1875; mot angl. (1851), altér. du mot business prononcé par les Chinois ♦ Ling. Langue seconde composite née du contact commercial entre l anglais et les langues d Extrême Orient, qui ne… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Pidgin — Pidgin …   Википедия

  • Pidgin — Sn Mischsprache per. Wortschatz fach. (20. Jh.) Entlehnung. Entlehnt aus ne. pidgin, das aus der Bezeichnung der chinesisch englischen Verkehrssprache übernommen ist und auf andere Verkehrssprachen dieser Art übertragen wurde. Die Herkunft des… …   Etymologisches Wörterbuch der deutschen sprache

  • Pidgin — steht für: Pidgin Sprachen, eine reduzierte Sprachform Pidgin (Instant Messenger), ein Instant Message Client …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • pidgin — PÍDGIN s.n. Limbă mixtă folosită în relaţiile comerciale maritime din Extremul Orient. (cf. fr., engl. pidgin) Trimis de tavi, 02.05.2005. Sursa: MDN  PÍDGIN s.n. Formă simplificată de vorbire care constă, de obicei, dintr un amestec de două sau …   Dicționar Român

  • pidgin — A pidgin is a simplified language containing vocabulary and grammatical elements from two or more languages, and is used mainly by traders who do not have a language in common. It differs from a creole in being improvised for a special purpose as …   Modern English usage

  • pidgin — 1876, from pigeon English (1859), the reduced form of the language used in China for communication with Europeans, from pigeon (1826), itself a pidgin word, representing a Chinese pronunciation of business. Meaning extended 1921 to any simplified …   Etymology dictionary

  • pidgin — (Del ingl. pidgin, y este quizá deformac. de business, negocio, según la pronunciación china del término). 1. m. Lengua mixta usada como lengua franca en puertos y otros lugares entre hablantes de diferente origen lingüístico. 2. Lengua franca… …   Diccionario de la lengua española

  • pidgin — [pij′in] n. [supposed Chin pronun. of BUSINESS] 1. a mixed language, or jargon, incorporating the vocabulary of one or more languages with a very simplified form of the grammatical system of one of these and not used as the main language of any… …   English World dictionary

  • pidgin — s. m. [Linguística] Língua resultante de contato entre línguas, usada como língua de comunicação, não sendo língua materna de nenhum falante.   ‣ Etimologia: palavra inglesa …   Dicionário da Língua Portuguesa

  • pidgin — ► NOUN ▪ a grammatically simplified form of a language with elements taken from local languages, used for communication between people not sharing a common language. ORIGIN Chinese alteration of English business …   English terms dictionary

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