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English

noun uk   /ˈɪŋ.ɡlɪʃ/ us  
[U] the language that is spoken in the UK, the US, and in many other countries: American/British English Do you speak English?
the English [plural] the people of England

English

adjective uk   /ˈɪŋ.ɡlɪʃ/ us  
in or relating to the English language: an English teacher an English translation relating to or from England: English films/food/people English law Is she English?
(Definition of English from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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