Definition of bilingual
1 : having or expressed in two languages a bilingual document an officially bilingual nation
2 : using or able to use two languages especially with equal fluency bilingual in English and Japanese
3 : of or relating to bilingual education
Examples of bilingual in a Sentence
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.
Recent Examples of bilingual from the Web
Already, the state owes U46 more than $18 million in categorical payments in areas such as transportation, special education and bilingual programs.
Another candidate chimed in to say all the audience really wanted to hear were the candidates’ positions on the cost of bilingual education, taxes, and retirement.
Earwicker joined the commission as a bilingual civil rights investigator and mediator in January 2016.
Que Pasa, USA? is America’s first bilingual TV situation comedy and was taped at WPBT in Miami.
These fun, interactive bilingual (Spanish/English) mornings incorporate music, plays, and stories geared specially for families with children ages 0-6.
The NOLA Mundo reporting effort will be led by Maria Clark, a bilingual journalist who has eight years of experience as a correspondent for the New York Daily News, New Orleans CityBusiness and NOLA.com |
The bilingual storybook apps offer vivid, colorful illustrations of dogs and airplanes and pink-haired heroines.
Langu teaches your child to be bilingual, Monty Python’s Flying Circus turns 40, and the Nerds are getting ready to descend on Pensacola for Nerd Invasion.
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Origin and Etymology of bilingual
Latin bilinguis, from bi- + lingua tongue — more at tongue
First Known Use: 1819
BILINGUAL Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of bilingual for English Language Learners
: able to speak and understand two languages
: using or expressed in two languages
BILINGUAL Defined for Kids
Definition of bilingual for Students
1 : using or expressed in two languages a bilingual dictionary
2 : able to speak two languages
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