bi|lin|gual [baıˈlıŋgwəl] adj
1.) written or spoken in two languages
a bilingual dictionary
The report proposed bilingual education in schools.
2.) able to speak two languages equally well
Their kids are completely bilingual.
bilingual in
Louis is virtually bilingual in Dutch and German.
>bilingual n
→↑monolingual, multilingual ↑multilingual

Dictionary of contemporary English. 2013.

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