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lin·guist

 (lĭng′gwĭst)
n.
1. A person who speaks several languages fluently.
2. A specialist in linguistics.

[Latin lingua, language; see dn̥ghū- in Indo-European roots + -ist.]

linguist

(ˈlɪŋɡwɪst)
n
1. (Linguistics) a person who has the capacity to learn and speak foreign languages
2. (Linguistics) a person who studies linguistics
3. (Professions) esp W African and Ghanaian the spokesman for a chief
[C16: from Latin lingua tongue]

lin•guist

(ˈlɪŋ gwɪst)

n.
1. a specialist in linguistics.
2. a person who is skilled in several languages; polyglot.
[1580–90; < Latin lingu(a) tongue, speech + -ist]

linguist

1. a person skilled in the science of language. Also linguistician.
2. a person skilled in many languages; a polyglot.
See also: Language
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.linguist - a specialist in linguistics
computational linguist - someone trained in computer science and linguistics who uses computers for natural language processing
grammarian, syntactician - a linguist who specializes in the study of grammar and syntax
Hebraist - linguist specializing in the Hebrew language
lexicographer, lexicologist - a compiler or writer of a dictionary; a student of the lexical component of language
neurolinguist - someone trained in neuroscience and linguistics who studies brain processes during language production and reception
phonetician - a specialist in phonetics
phonologist - a specialist in phonology
psycholinguist - a person (usually a psychologist but sometimes a linguist) who studies the psychological basis of human language
scientist - a person with advanced knowledge of one or more sciences
semanticist, semiotician - a specialist in the study of meaning
sociolinguist - a linguist who studies the social and cultural factors that influence linguistic communication
2.linguist - a person who speaks more than one language
individual, mortal, person, somebody, someone, soul - a human being; "there was too much for one person to do"
bilingual, bilingualist - a person who speaks two languages fluently
transcriber, translator - a person who translates written messages from one language to another
Translations
لُغَويلُغَوِيٌّ
lingvistapolyglot-tkajazykovědec
lingvistsprogforsker
kielitieteilijä
lingvistlingvisticajezikoslovac
nyelvész
málvísindamaðurmálvísindamaîur
言語学者
언어학자
kalbininkaskalbiniskalbotyralingvistaslingvistika
lingvists, valodnieks
językoznawcalingwista
lingvista
jezikoslovec
lingvist
นักภาษาศาสตร์
nhà ngôn ngữ học

linguist

[ˈlɪŋgwɪst] N
1. (= speaker of languages) he's an accomplished linguistdomina varios idiomas
I'm no linguistse me dan mal los idiomas, no puedo con los idiomas
the company needs more linguistsla compañía necesita más gente que sepa idiomas
2. (= specialist in linguistics) → lingüista mf (Univ) → estudiante mf de idiomas

linguist

[ˈlɪŋgwɪst] n
(= student of languages) → linguiste mf
(= person with a gift for languages) → linguiste mf
She's a good linguist → C'est une bonne linguiste.
His brother is an accomplished linguist → Son frère est un linguiste accompli.

linguist

n
(= speaker of languages)Sprachkundige(r) mf; he’s a good linguister ist sehr sprachbegabt; I’m no linguistich bin nicht sprachbegabt
(= specialist in linguistics)Linguist(in) m(f), → Sprachforscher(in) m(f)

linguist

[ˈlɪŋgwɪst] n (academic) → linguista m/f
I'm no linguist → sono negato per le lingue
he's an excellent linguist → è molto portato per le lingue

linguist

(ˈliŋgwist) noun
a person who studies language and/or is good at languages.
linˈguistic adjective
of languages.
linˈguistics noun singular
the science of languages.

linguist

لُغَوِيٌّ polyglot lingvist Sprachkundiger γλωσσομαθής lingüista kielitieteilijä linguiste lingvist linguista 言語学者 언어학자 taalkundige lingvist lingwista linguista лингвист lingvist นักภาษาศาสตร์ dilbilimci nhà ngôn ngữ học 语言学家
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