Bilingual - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˌbaɪˈlɪŋɡwəl|  American pronunciation of the word bilingual
Brit.  |bʌɪˈlɪŋɡw(ə)l|  British pronunciation of the word bilingual

noun

- a person who speaks two languages fluently (syn: bilingualist)

adjective

- using or knowing two languages

Examples

Several of the employees are bilingual.

He is bilingual in English and Japanese.

She grew up in a bilingual community.

The town has an excellent bilingual education program.

The report proposed bilingual education in schools.

Their kids are bilingual.

Louis is virtually bilingual in Dutch and German.

He regrets being monolingual and wishes he were bilingual.

Word forms

adjective
singular: bilingual
plural: bilinguals
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