monolingual


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mon·o·lin·gual

 (mŏn′ə-lĭng′gwəl)
adj.
Using or knowing only one language.

mon′o·lin′gual n.
mon′o·lin′gual·ism n.

monolingual

(ˌmɒnəʊˈlɪŋɡwəl)
adj
(Linguistics) knowing or expressed in only one language
n
(Linguistics) a monolingual person

mon•o•lin•gual

(ˌmɒn əˈlɪŋ gwəl)

adj.
1. knowing or able to use only one language.
n.
2. a monolingual person.
[1925-30]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.monolingual - a person who knows only one language
individual, mortal, person, somebody, someone, soul - a human being; "there was too much for one person to do"
Adj.1.monolingual - using or knowing only one languagemonolingual - using or knowing only one language; "monolingual speakers"; "a monolingual dictionary"
multilingual - using or knowing more than one language; "a multilingual translator"; "a multilingual nation"
Translations
egynyelvû
eentalig

monolingual

[ˌmɒnəʊˈlɪŋgwəl] ADJmonolingüe

monolingual

[ˌmɒnəʊˈlɪŋgwəl] adjmonolingue

monolingual

adjeinsprachig
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