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    In the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, French was a lingua franca for speaking t

    Hi,

    "In the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, French was a lingua franca for speaking to foreigners." Can you please help to understand the meaning of this sentence. I can't get the meaning because of the bold parts.

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    Re: In the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, French was a lingua franca for speaki

    I thought you'd bookmarked OneLook.com. It will tell you all you need to know (click on the underlined link).

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