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English definition of “fluent”

fluent

adjective uk   /ˈfluː.ənt/ us  
B2 When a person is fluent, they can speak a language easily, well, and quickly: She's fluent in French. He's a fluent Russian speaker.Talkative and eloquent B2 When a language is fluent, it is spoken easily and without many pauses: He speaks fluent Chinese.Ways of speaking
fluency
noun [U] uk   /-ən.si/ us  
B2 One of the requirements of the job is fluency in two or more African languages.Talkative and eloquent
fluently
adverb uk   /-li/ us  
B2 I'd like to speak English fluently.Talkative and eloquent
(Definition of fluent from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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