Translation of Basic English in Spanish:

Basic English

inglés elemental, n.


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    inglés elemental masculine
    inglés básico masculine
    • They were enthusiasts for something called Basic English, an educational tool that limited the language's vocabulary to 850 words and, as far as possible, only its more regular verb forms.
    • An ardent propagandist for so-called Basic English, a project which reduced the language to a mere 850 words, he was also a precursor of today's global industry of English-language teaching.
    • It is ironic that his political aims for Basic English were foiled by his very ignorance of and inattention to politics itself as a constitutive force in human affairs.
    • He founded the Orthological Institute to develop the tools for teaching Basic English.
    • There are five main parts to the Basic English word list: operators, things (general), things (pictured), qualities (general), qualities (opposite).