first language

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Etymology[edit]

See separate entries for first and language

Noun[edit]

first language (plural first languages)

  1. The first language one is taught to speak; one's native language.
    Synonyms: native language, mother tongue, mother language
  2. The language one feels most comfortable and capable with.
  3. Used in literal contexts: see first,‎ language.

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