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bilingual

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Definition using two languages; or someone fluent in two languages
  • bilingual education
bilingual = using two languages
  • I've stopped checking "bilingual" on job applications.
    Maxine Hong Kingston  --  The Woman Warrior
  • So Esperanza is bilingual.
    Barbara Kingsolver  --  The Bean Trees
  • 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
  • It made special sense, since Jan had been reared bilingual in Polish and German, like herself.
    William Styron  --  Sophie's Choice
  • Tense, breathy, high-cheekboned, bilingual.
    Don DeLillo  --  White Noise
  • The information lady is bilingual and answers back quickly in Spanish, pointing to the other window.
    An Na  --  A Step from Heaven
  • Or work my way to Germany and be a waitress, until I was bilingual.
    Sylvia Plath  --  The Bell Jar
  • 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
  • My son is perfectly bilingual.
    Jhumpa Lahiri  --  The Namesake
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • He's bilingual.
    Sarah Dessen  --  This Lullaby
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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?

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