Lingua Franca

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Lingua Franca

A language used when two or more speakers do not share a native language. A lingua franca is useful in international business, because participants may have different backgrounds. English and French are both examples of a lingua franca commonly used in business.
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Especially, patients have the right to obtain information related to their own vital interests, so hospitals must satisfy the public demands in this area, and abandon diplomatic language such as "no comment", to adopting positive attitude of not concealing, no shirking and no quibbling toward problems and hot spot topics, and actively take face-to-face contact with the media to tell the truth.
What is happening in Syria must not be blamed on Assad alone, but also Moscow, because Russia's support of Assad has transgressed all lines, to the point that even the Russians themselves are aware of this, and their diplomatic language defending Assad is now weak and confused.
When addressing the students of the Moscow-based Higher School of Economics on May 25, 2012, McFaul said he would use no diplomatic language and would put it straight - Russia bribed Kyrgyzstan so the Americans would get thrown out of "Manas".
Moussa, an ex-foreign minister, adopts liberal thoughts and commands a clever diplomatic language. On the other hand, Abul Fotouh belongs to the fundamentalist community.
In scarcely diplomatic language, the French Foreign Ministry spokesman said: "The Syrian FM's statements, affirming an initial implementation of the Annan plan by the Damascus regime, are a fresh expression of this blatant and unacceptable lie.
The author also reviews existing literature on legal, political and diplomatic language. Informative as these sections are, one may nevertheless be inclined to think that the research should have included important references such as Maley (1994, 2000), Tiersma (1999, 2002) and Bhatia (2004, 2008), and that it could have benefited from examining of the discursive elements of strategy (Vaara et al.
However, al Maktoum spoke in diplomatic language with CNN.
In diplomatic language, this scepticism was often expressed by referring to the target as "ambitious" or "very ambitious".
It seems as though, in diplomatic language, Ban is more concerned about how IsraelA's violent response to our flotilla looks and does not want another international incident like last year where Israel murdered nine of our volunteers.A' M.A.
"Blunt" was the definition of analysts close to the White House: without diplomatic language, the prime minister responded that he has no intention or ability of returning to the lines of 4 June 1967, for both security and demographic reasons.Did President Obama wish for confrontation with Netanyahu?
The desire to ''do something'' about the situation in Libya drove the United Nations Security Council to authorize use of all possible measures -- diplomatic language for military force -- to protect civilian populations in that troubled country.
But a colleague of Mr Collins used less diplomatic language in an internal memo to county councillors.