Definition of language barrier in English:

language barrier

noun

  • A barrier to communication between people who are unable to speak a common language.

    ‘Zhao wasn't able to enjoy himself in Germany because of the language barrier’
    • ‘Some artists have turned the language barrier into an attribute.’
    • ‘Fortunately for the film-makers, their heroine's quirky appeal transcends language barriers.’
    • ‘The experience of many refugees is of helplessness, of being ferried around by people whose intentions are concealed by the language barrier.’
    • ‘The survey found that the biggest deterrent for businesses thinking of starting up abroad was the language barrier.’
    • ‘Hopefully, I'll be able to transcend language barriers with visual storytelling.’