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English Reference for bogo (ぼご)

  1. noun mother tongue, native language
  2. linguistics protolanguage, parent language
Example sentences
Spanish is her mother tongue
Translating helps us to know our mother tongue better
The author translated the fairy tale into our mother tongue
She doesn't even speak her own language well, let alone French
He was raised in the States, but his mother tongue is Japanese
The foreigner spoke Japanese as if it were her mother tongue
Japanese is our mother tongue
She speaks English as if she were a native speaker
To hear him speak English, you would take him for a native
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