bilingual

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See also: bi-lingual

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bi- +‎ lingual

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  • IPA(key): /baɪˈlɪŋ.ɡwəl/, /baɪˈlɪŋ.ɡju.əl/

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bilingual (not comparable)

  1. Having the ability to speak two languages.
    • 1998, Fife, Bruce, The Birthday Party Business, →ISBN, page 176:
      Since she is bilingual she has them written in both English and Spanish.
  2. Spoken or written in two different languages.
    a bilingual dictionary
  3. Characterized by the use or presence of two languages.
    bilingual education
    • 2018 December 12, Cleve R. Wootson Jr., “Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s new favorite pastime appears to be trolling conservative critics”, in The Washington Post[1]:
      Ocasio-Cortez’s trolling went bilingual in November when a Fox News show, “The Story,” had a prime-time discussion about Ocasio-Cortez’s shoes, including an acknowledgment that the network spent a lot of time talking about a woman who had not even been sworn into Congress yet.

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Noun[edit]

bilingual (plural bilinguals)

  1. A person who is able to use two languages.

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German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

bi- +‎ lingual

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bilingual (not comparable)

  1. bilingual

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