UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˌbaɪˈlɪŋgwəl/

US:USA pronuncation: IPAUSA pronuncation: IPA/baɪˈlɪŋgwəl/

US:USA pronunciation: respellingUSA pronunciation: respelling(bī linggwəl or, Can., -linggyo̅o̅ əl)

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Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
  1. she is (completely) bilingual
  2. is bilingual in [English, French] and [Spanish, German]
  3. grow up bilingual
  4. was raised bilingual
  5. bilingual [staff, students, children, teachers]
  6. use a bilingual dictionary
  7. take bilingual classes
  8. go to a bilingual school
  9. [got, has] a bilingual education
  10. apply to a bilingual [program, job]
  11. being bilingual is [a requirement, an advantage, a must] (for)
  12. take a bilingual approach towards
  13. bilingual and bicultural
  1. are looking for bilinguals to [work, teach, instruct]
  2. [English/Spanish] bilinguals
  3. was [brought up, raised] a bilingual
  4. was [brought up] to be a bilingual
  5. It is difficult to become a bilingual (as an adult).
  6. is [easy, simple, straightforward] for a bilingual
  7. Bilinguals will have more [chances, opportunities, possibilities].
  8. [jobs, positions] for bilinguals
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