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"La lengua"

Translation:The tongue

5 years ago

17 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/FramingNoise

What is the difference between lengua and lenguaje?

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ahh_bueno
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Lengua means tongue but it also means language in some cases.

Lenguaje could be translated as language but i think its most accurate translation is speech.

Idioma is the best Spanish word for language. (not to be confused with "idiom" which is translated as "modismo")

Examples:

Enseñame la lengua = Show me the tongue

Habla cuatro lenguas = He/She speaks four languages

Tienes que mejorar tu lenguaje = You have to improve your speech

Habla cuatro idiomas = He/She speaks four languages

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/reissecup

"Show me the tongue" That's a funny sentence.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/RandomCanadian12
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is it "enseñame" and not "muestrame"?

7 months ago

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Both of them would be correct. Enséñame la lengua = Muéstrame la lengua.

7 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/zekecoma

lengua = tongue, language
lenguaje = language
idioma = language

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/EpicPowerHero

Dang! English's weird spellings strikes again...

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/HarpoChico

Mi lengua es inglés...

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ScotRobert1

Tongue/ language both correct,more so tongue in a medical sense.

11 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Kronye
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So can this be used the same way we say 'mother tongue' meaning native language?

7 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/RyagonIV
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Yes, precisely. "Mother tongue" is "lengua materna".

6 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/IainWhite1

It's not accepting 'the tounge' as correct.

7 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/RyagonIV
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You have to shift the 'u' somewhat to the end: "tongue"

6 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/riley2468168

Am I the only one who thinks of hollowgasts when I hear this?

7 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/martind611973

Deconstruct hollowgasts until the rooster laws in florida come home darlin.

6 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Oriana_Brown

It told me that La lengua was tounge but then its wrong

6 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/EmuLampen

If you spelled tongue like you did in the post, that's probably why. The u is too far away from where it should be for it to be recognized as a typo.

6 months ago