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  1. matilda

    Talking 163-tongue/language

    Hello all

    I'm confused for using tongue and language for the following sentence.
    please help me.

    He can only speak the native tongue.
    He can only speak the native language.

    Thanks all


  2. Mister Micawber's Avatar
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    Re: 163-tongue/language

    Both are fine. Tongue is slightly more stylized. Language is the usual word in this forum.


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