fluent Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Meaning of “fluent” in the English Dictionary

"fluent" in British English

See all translations

fluentadjective

uk   us   /ˈfluː.ənt/
B2 When a ​person is fluent, they can ​speak a ​languageeasily, well, and ​quickly: She's fluent inFrench. He's a fluent ​Russianspeaker.B2 When a ​language is fluent, it is ​spokeneasily and without many ​pauses: He ​speaks fluent ​Chinese.
More examples
fluency
noun [U] uk   us   /-ən.si/
B2 One of the ​requirements of the ​job is fluency in two or more ​Africanlanguages.
fluently
adverb uk   us   /-li/
B2 I'd like to ​speakEnglish fluently.
(Definition of fluent from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"fluent" in American English

See all translations

fluentadjective

 us   /ˈflu·ənt/
(of a ​person) ​able to ​speak a ​languageeasily and well, or (of a ​language) ​spokeneasily and without many ​pauses: She was fluent in ​French by the ​time she was five. He ​speaks fluent Chinese.
fluency
noun [U]  us   /ˈflu·ən·si/
This ​jobrequires fluency in two or more ​Africanlanguages.
fluently
adverb  us   /ˈflu·ənt·li/
I’d like to ​speakEnglish fluently.
(Definition of fluent from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of fluent?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website
Word of the Day

autumnal

typical of autumn

Word of the Day

Introducing a new author and a new weekly blog post!
Introducing a new author and a new weekly blog post!
by Cambridge Dictionaries Online,
August 27, 2015
The English language is constantly changing. You know that. But did you know that at Cambridge Dictionaries Online we keep track of the changes? We continually add new words and new meanings to our online dictionary for learners of English. Some of them are new to English entirely (neologisms), and some

Read More 

parklet noun
parklet noun
August 31, 2015
a public outdoor space that may be associated with a local business but where anyone can sit Pop-up cafes in NY are what’s actually called parklets in many other places around the country.

Read More