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  • The information lady is bilingual and answers back quickly in Spanish, pointing to the other window.
    An Na  --  A Step from Heaven
  • It made special sense, since Jan had been reared bilingual in Polish and German, like herself.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • So Esperanza is bilingual.
    Barbara Kingsolver  --  The Bean Trees

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  • Or work my way to Germany and be a waitress, until I was bilingual.
    Sylvia Plath  --  The Bell Jar
  • Those were the first Germans I saw, A few days later bilingual proclamations went up on the walls of Warsaw, issued by the German commandant and promising the population peaceful working conditions and the care of the German state.
    Wladyslaw Szpilman  --  The Pianist
  • Each one, raised in Japan, speaks the same language; but Aunt Emily and Father, born and raised in Canada, are visually bilingual.
    Joy Kogawa  --  Obasan
  • He’s bilingual.
    Sarah Dessen  --  This Lullaby
  • Tense, breathy, high-cheekboned, bilingual.
    Don DeLillo  --  White Noise
  • My son is perfectly bilingual.
    Jhumpa Lahiri  --  The Namesake

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  • She took him to an odd little store, full of old-looking lamps and furniture but with a rack of shelves of old books, where together they found a bilingual copy of Le Petit Prince.
    Tracy Kidder  --  Strength in What Remains
  • He also knew—we all knew—that many of the panels that judged the manuscripts did not have readers who could read Spanish or bilingual manuscripts.
    Rudolfo Anaya  --  Take the Tortillas out of Your Poetry
  • I’ve stopped checking "bilingual" on job applications.
    Maxine Hong Kingston  --  The Woman Warrior
  • Though amazed at so curious an objection, the Americans, still smiling, acquiesced: the meeting would be run bilingually.
    Milan Kundera  --  The Unbearable Lightness of Being
  • When Ruth was growing up, her mother supplemented her income as a teacher’s aide with side businesses, one of which was bilingual calligraphy, Chinese and English.
    Amy Tan  --  The Bonesetter’s Daughter
  • She would never visit Asirgarh or the other untouched places; neither Delhi nor Agra nor the Rajputana cities nor Kashmir, nor the obscurer marvels that had sometimes shone through men’s speech: the bilingual rock of Girnar, the statue of Shri Belgola, the ruins of Mandu and Hampi, temples of Khajraha, gardens of Shalimar.
    E.M. Forster  --  A Passage to India
  • In Leamas’ case this happened to be unfair, since he was bilingual in German and English and his Dutch was admirable; he also disliked cricket.
    John Le Carre  --  The Spy Who Came In From The Cold
  • The exigencies of my vocation make me almost completely bilingual; I can write English, as in this clause, quite as readily as American, as in this here one.
    Henry L. Mencken  --  The American Language
  • Father and son both worked on their French, Adams reading a bilingual edition of Moliere’s Amphitryon, one of several books he had brought from home.
    David McCullough  --  John Adams
  • I am extremely grateful to the kind (and bilingual) staff of the Netherlands Institute for War Documentation in Amsterdam; they even allowed me to work there when it was supposed to be closed.
    Mal Peet  --  Tamar
  • What had begun as a story of local interest in McAllen, Texas, written by a woman who wasn’t even a sports columnist, had now blossomed into bilingual coverage that spanned Fort Worth to Monterrey.
    W. William Winokur  --  The Perfect Game
  • If people don’t understand English, they will be motivated to learn, he believes, because some Hispanics are "impeded" from learning by U.S. government policies, such as the translation of documents, bilingual education, and bilingual election ballots.
    Robert MacNeil and William Crane  --  Do You Speak American?
  • Already the mayor was feeling the heat; you could tell, because his surrogates on the council and the boards of Estimate and Education had begun quietly assailing Kwang for his interest in providing tax vouchers for bilingual education, to have English Only in the schools but subsidize native language study outside.
    Chang-rae Lee  --  Native Speaker
  • Thus the study of the language he is [Pg004] supposed to use, to the average American, takes on a sort of bilingual character.
    Henry L. Mencken  --  The American Language
  • My best poetry is bilingual, it reflects our reality, it’s the way we speak, the way we are.
    Rudolfo Anaya  --  Take the Tortillas out of Your Poetry
  • The bilingual one with nice hands?
    Sarah Dessen  --  This Lullaby
  • Rodriguez’s city is San Francisco, but his observation is just as true in New York, whose subway riders might have been amused by the reference to cockroaches, cucarachas, as they read bilingual ads about how to fight the ultimate New York survivor with the Roach Motel.
    Robert MacNeil and William Crane  --  Do You Speak American?
  • If people don’t understand English, they will be motivated to learn, he believes, because some Hispanics are "impeded" from learning by U.S. government policies, such as the translation of documents, bilingual education, and bilingual election ballots.
    Robert MacNeil and William Crane  --  Do You Speak American?
  • The movement sees efforts at bilingual education in schools and government concessions to non-English speakers, such as election ballots in foreign languages, as wrongheaded, because they slow the acquisition of English and hence assimilation.
    Robert MacNeil and William Crane  --  Do You Speak American?
  • Los Angeles school authorities know that their minority students will need to be, in effect, bilingual.
    Robert MacNeil and William Crane  --  Do You Speak American?
  • Critics felt, in the words of John Baugh, that the Oakland School Board "was trying to abscond with the limited bilingual education funding available for students for whom English is not native."
    Robert MacNeil and William Crane  --  Do You Speak American?
  • In his study of the history of immigration and language, The English-Only Question, Dennis Baron wrote: Settled Americans have been reluctant to accept newcomers, regarding them as socially, economically, and racially inferior, more insistent on special concessions like bilingual ballots, and on government handouts, and less willing to assimilate than earlier generations had been.
    Robert MacNeil and William Crane  --  Do You Speak American?
  • At any rate, although for several years she had labored on various weekends typing out much of his bilingual correspondence having to do with patents (sometimes using a British-made Dictaphone which she hated for the spookily faraway and tinnily sinister sound it gave to his voice), she had never, until the Christmas season of 1938, been called upon to deal with any of his many essays; these had been handled until then by his assistants at the university.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • Already, other than Stanford we’d discussed waterskiing (he was terrible, but addicted), the fact that he was bilingual (Spanish-his grandmother was Venezuelan), and the fact that once summer was over, he’d head back to school, where he was a brother at Sigma Nu, majored in psychology, and managed what he described as the "all heart, no skills" men’s basketball team.
    Sarah Dessen  --  This Lullaby
  • …now as if he were suddenly speaking to her, an identifiable human being, rather than to a slave laborer, eine schmutzige Polin, plucked out of the swarm of diseased and dying ants through incredible luck (or by the grace of God, she sometimes devoutly reflected) and by virtue of the fact that she was doubtless one of the very few prisoners, if not the only one, who, bilingual in Polish and German, was also proficient on the typewriter in both languages and knew Gabelsberger shorthand.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • "You know," he told me, "if they can’t read my bilingual poetry, next time I apply I’m sending them only poems I write in English.
    Rudolfo Anaya  --  Take the Tortillas out of Your Poetry
  • When he thought about it a bit more, Steve Harvey said, "Well, you know, you do have to be bilingual in this country.
    Robert MacNeil and William Crane  --  Do You Speak American?
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