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PRONUNCIATION OF FOREIGN LEGION

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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF FOREIGN LEGION

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preposition
conjunction
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Foreign legion is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES FOREIGN LEGION MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Foreign legion

Foreign legion or Foreign Legion is a title which has been used by a small number of military units composed of foreign volunteers. It usually refers to the French Foreign Legion, part of the French Army, established in 1831. It can also refer to...

Definition of foreign legion in the English dictionary

The definition of foreign legion in the dictionary is a body of foreign volunteers serving in an army, esp that of France.

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE FOREIGN LEGION

foreign bill
foreign body
foreign correspondent
foreign currency
foreign currency income
foreign draft
foreign exchange
foreign exchange market
foreign exchange rate
foreign investment
foreign minister
foreign ministry
foreign mission
foreign national
foreign office
foreign policy
foreign relations
foreign secretary
foreign service

WORDS THAT END LIKE FOREIGN LEGION

American Legion
bioregion
British Legion
Central Region
critical region
D region
E region
ecoregion
F region
French Foreign Legion
Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region
legion
Nagorno-Karabakh Autonomous Region
region
religion
Royal British Legion
Sinkiang-Uighur Autonomous Region
South Ossetian Autonomous Region
Strathclyde Region
subregion
Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region

Synonyms and antonyms of foreign legion in the English dictionary of synonyms

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Translation of «foreign legion» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF FOREIGN LEGION

Find out the translation of foreign legion to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of foreign legion from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «foreign legion» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

外籍军团
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

legión extranjera
570 millions of speakers

English

foreign legion
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

विदेशी सेना
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

الفيلق الأجنبي
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

иностранный легион
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

legião estrangeira
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

বিদেশী বাহিনী
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

légion étrangère
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Legion asing
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Fremdenlegion
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

外国人部隊
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

외인 부대
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Legiun asing
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

quân đoàn nước ngoài
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

வெளிநாட்டு படையணி
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

परदेशी सेना
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Yabancı lejyon
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

legione straniera
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

legii cudzoziemskiej
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

іноземний легіон
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

legiune străină
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

λεγεώνα των Ξένων
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

vreemdelingelegioen
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

främlingslegionen
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

fremmedlegionen
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of foreign legion

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «FOREIGN LEGION»

The term «foreign legion» is regularly used and occupies the 93.808 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «FOREIGN LEGION» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «foreign legion» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «foreign legion» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about foreign legion

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «FOREIGN LEGION»

Discover the use of foreign legion in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to foreign legion and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Legionnaire: Five Years in the French Foreign Legion
For he shared one trait with these hard men from all nations and backgrounds: a determination never to surrender. “The drama, excitement, and color of a good guts-and-glory thriller.” –Dr. Henry Kissinger From the Paperback edition.
Simon Murray, 2007
2
The Foreign Legion: Stories and Chronicles
Delightful, vivid, sometimes mordantly funny, sometimes sad beyond words. Together the stories and chronicles create a showcase of Lispector's talents to amuse and disturb.
Clarice Lispector, 1986
3
The History of the French Foreign Legion: From 1831 to ...
An inside look at France's most elite military unit.
David Jordan, 2005
4
Life in the French Foreign Legion
Five years is a long time to commit to anything - especially when your life is at stake. In Life in the French Foreign Legion, Evan McGorman writes about his personal experiences between 1989 and 1994 during his time with the elite corps.
Evan McGorman, 2007
5
The French Foreign Legion
Men-at-Arms - 17 The uniforms, equipment, history and organization of the world's military forces, past and present Unrivalled detail Regimental badges The French Foreign Legion It is arguable that no group of fighting men in the history of  ...
Martin Windrow, 2013
6
The French Foreign Legion: A Complete History of the ...
Previously published: New York: HarperCollins Publishers, 1991.
Douglas Porch, 2010
7
The Spanish Foreign Legion
' This book examines the main campaigns in which the Legion participated, from Melilla in 1921-23 until its withdrawal from the Sahara in 1976.
John Scurr, 1985
8
America's Galactic Foreign Legion - Feeling Lucky (Book 1): ...
Habitual gambler Joey Czerinski bets it all for a chance to get away from loan sharks.
Walter Knight, 2010
9
French Foreign Legion: Infantry and Cavalry Since 1945
Men of action and elite soldiers with a young and dynamic spirit, the French Foreign Legion are capable of doing their duty anywhere anytime.
Martin Windrow, 1996
10
Voices of the Foreign Legion: The History of the World's ...
Voices of the Foreign Legion looks at how the legion selects its recruits, where they come from, and why they seek a life of incredible hardship and danger.
Adrian D. Gilbert, 2013

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «FOREIGN LEGION»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term foreign legion is used in the context of the following news items.
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A Reason Not to Skip the Closing Credits
... career-ending — and, as the movie's final scene suggests, life-ending — obsession of a French Foreign Legion officer (played by Lavant) with a young recruit. «OZY, Jul 15»
2
The plot thickens for area travel-mystery writer
The French Foreign Legion figures heavily into the book. So does food: Corsica's terroir (food-climate interaction) is wonderful and important. «Charlotte Observer, Jul 15»
3
Where have all the home-growns gone in Highlanders territory?
The rest were a veritable foreign legion. There were seven from the Hurricanes region and eight from the Crusaders spread (eight from ... «Manawatu Standard, Jul 15»
4
John Deere Green
Cejka, Harrington, Jason Day, Rose, McIlroy, Bowditch, Lingmerth, Gomez and Lee make up the rest of foreign legion who have won in ... «Yahoo Sports, Jul 15»
5
The Name-Dropper: Theda Bara Way in Fort Lee
"Under Two Flags" featured Bara as a hero in the French Foreign Legion. And in her biography of Bara, Eve Golden offers this delicious ... «NorthJersey.com, Jul 15»
6
Santa Barbara Breaks Wave Film Festival Lineup of 11 French Films
"MARSEILLE" / (Director/Screenwriter: Olivier Panchot) - Alex, son of the Marseille mafia boss, joined the Foreign Legion to run away from a ... «Indie Wire, Jul 15»
7
Welcome to the New Spurs Order
Combine the rapid this Americanization of the Spurs with the disbandment of the Foreign Legion, and you have perhaps the greatest sign yet of ... «Pounding The Rock, Jul 15»
8
US and France to boost intelligence sharing in fight against militants
[The mysterious allure of the French Foreign Legion keeps drawing Americans]. “Our cooperation overall with France in the security sector has ... «Washington Post, Jul 15»
9
Rugby World Cup Scout: Big blow for Boks
... Australia's camp this week and is keen to see not only how his foreign legion adapts, but what the Australian-based Wallabies can learn from ... «Fox Sports, Jul 15»
10
Giteau, Mitchell impress Wallabies coach
Wallabies coach Michael Cheika has praised his two-man foreign legion of Matt Giteau and Drew Mitchell after their first session back with the ... «SBS, Jul 15»

REFERENCE
« EDUCALINGO. Foreign legion [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/foreign-legion>. Mar 2024 ».
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