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native speaker

n
(Linguistics) a person having a specified native language: a native speaker of Cree.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.native speaker - a speaker of a particular language who has spoken that language since earliest childhood; "native speakers of French"
speaker, talker, verbaliser, verbalizer, utterer - someone who expresses in language; someone who talks (especially someone who delivers a public speech or someone especially garrulous); "the speaker at commencement"; "an utterer of useful maxims"
Translations
rodilý mluvčí
har xx som modersmålmodersmålstalende
Muttersprachlernative speaker
syntyperäinen kielenpuhuja
izvorni govornik
sá sem hefur tiltekiî mál aî móîurmáli
母国語とする人
원어민
rodený Angličan, španiel ap
person med visst språk som modersmål
เจ้าของภาษา
anadil konuşuruanadilini konuşan
người bản ngữ

native

(ˈneitiv) adjective
1. where one was born. my native land.
2. belonging to that place; local. the native customs/art of Brazil; This animal/plant is native to Australia.
3. belonging by race to a country. a native Englishman.
4. belonging to a person naturally. native intelligence.
noun
1. a person born in a certain place. a native of Scotland; a native of London.
2. one of the original inhabitants of a country eg before the arrival of explorers, immigrants etc. Columbus thought the natives of America were Indians.
Native ˈAmerican noun
American Indian.
native ˈlanguage/ˈtongue noun
My native language is Spanish, but I also speak English and German.
native speaker
a person who has spoken a particular language ever since he was able to speak at all. I am a native speaker of English; a native Spanish speaker.
native to
(of plants and animals) belonging originally to a particular place. These birds are native to Australia.
the Nativity (nəˈtivəti)
the birth of Christ.

native speaker

مُتَحَدِّثٌ بِاللُّغَةِ الُأمّ rodilý mluvčí modersmålstalende Muttersprachler αυτός που μιλά τη μητρική του γλώσσα hablante nativo syntyperäinen kielenpuhuja locuteur natif izvorni govornik madrelingua 母国語とする人 원어민 spreker van eigen taal morsmålsbruker rodzimy użytkownik języka falante de língua materna носитель языка person med visst språk som modersmål เจ้าของภาษา anadilini konuşan người bản ngữ 说本族语的人
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Ali Al Lawati, a 60-year-old Lawati native speaker reiterated Al Jahdhami's plea to preserve the language, saying:"I call on the competent authorities to establish institutions to preserve these endangered languages that will be extinct soon." "Lawati language is nearly extinct, it is no longer the language of the household.
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AS a multilingual writing tutor who came to the United States to study as an undergraduate, I am at a peculiar crossroads: Students come to me expecting a native speaker, while my background places me in the writing center's most archetypal customer group.
A SCOTS dialect used by fisherfolk for centuries has died with the passing of the last native speaker.
* Passive bilingual: A person who is a native speaker of one language and is capable of understanding but not of speaking the other language.
Colombian students and teachers of a foreign language usually think on traveling to the target country or having a close contact with a native speaker, because, it is believed that native speakers have a better and a more exact management of the language.
Hammond & Macken-Horarik's (1999) study of the critical writing produced by native and non native speaker students during a Year 10 Science unit, likewise, draws attention to the range of the challenges which EAL/D learners face in developing critical writing skills in the mainstream--even under generously timed conditions (1999, pp.