I think when you read something in the mother tongue it resonates more strongly.
His mother tongue is French, but he speaks nine languages, including five African dialects.
In a moving autobiographical essay in 2001, mother tongue, he wrote: “At home, there was violence in the air.”
It is renewedly grateful to hear again the mother tongue spoken understandingly by a stranger.
Were it otherwise, his mother tongue would never be mastered.
Their language, according to one of the early traders, was less copious and expressive than their mother tongue.
Her sons by the thousand are with us, and by the thousand they are learning our mother tongue.
Commanding attention, in their mother tongue I addressed myself to the Mexican foreman.
Mastery of his mother tongue is the birthright of every child.
Hasn't grasped it yet, its mother tongue being Norman-French.