bilingual






adjective

  1. able to speak two languages with the facility of a native speaker.
  2. spoken, written, or containing similar information in two different languages: a bilingual dictionary; Public notices at the embassy are bilingual.
  3. of, involving, or using two languages: a bilingual community; bilingual schools.

noun

  1. a bilingual person.

adjective

  1. able to speak two languages, esp with fluency
  2. written or expressed in two languages

noun

  1. a bilingual person
adj.

1818, from bi- + lingual. Latin bilinguis meant literally “two-tongued,” and, figuratively, “speaking a jumble of languages,” also “double-tongued, hypocritical, false.”

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