linguagem

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Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Portuguese lenguage, borrowed from Old Occitan lenguatge, from Vulgar Latin *linguāticum, from Classical Latin lingua.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (Brazil) IPA(key): /lĩˈɡwa.ʒẽj̃/ [lĩˈɡwa.ʒẽɪ̯̃]
 
  • (Portugal) IPA(key): /lĩˈɡwa.ʒɐ̃j̃/
    • (Central Portugal) IPA(key): /lĩˈɡwa.ʒẽj̃/
    • (Southern Portugal) IPA(key): /lĩˈɡwa.ʒẽj̃/

  • Hyphenation: lin‧gua‧gem

Noun[edit]

linguagem f (plural linguagens)

  1. language (the general system or concept of communication using words, symbols or gestures)
  2. language (wording, choice of words; style)
    Synonym: estilo
    linguagem formalformal language
  3. language (a particular language used by a group of people, spoken or written)
    Synonym: língua
  4. jargon (language characteristic of a particular group)
    Synonym: gíria
    Eu não entendo a linguaguem médica.
    I don't understand medical jargon.
  5. (computing) programming language
    Synonym: linguagem de programação
    linguagem de programaçãoprogramming language

Usage notes[edit]

While linguagem can have the meaning of língua, it is often used to refer to word choice ('linguagem vulgar'), similar to the distinction of langage and langue in French.

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