What does native speaker mean?

Definitions for native speaker

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. native speaker(noun)

    a speaker of a particular language who has spoken that language since earliest childhood

    "native speakers of French"


  1. native speaker(Noun)

    A person who grew up with a particular language as their mother tongue.


  1. Native Speaker

    Native Speaker is Chang-Rae Lee’s first novel. In Native Speaker, he creates a man named Henry Park who tries to assimilate into American society and become a “native speaker.”


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of native speaker in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of native speaker in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Charles Boberg of McGill University:

    The speaker is obviously a native speaker of Arabic, given the way he speaks that language and the influence it has on his English but his English is extremely fluent, to a level I would label near-native.

Images & Illustrations of native speaker

  1. native speakernative speakernative speaker

Translations for native speaker

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • moedertaalsprekerAfrikaans
  • اللغة الأمArabic
  • rodilý mluvčíCzech
  • Muttersprachlerin, native speaker, MuttersprachlerGerman
  • denaskuloEsperanto
  • hablante nativo, hablante nativaSpanish
  • äidinkielen puhujaFinnish
  • locuteur natif, locutrice nativeFrench
  • cainteoir dúchaisIrish
  • fileantachScottish Gaelic
  • falante nativo, falante nativaGalician
  • anyanyelvi beszélőHungarian
  • madrelinguaItalian
  • 母語話者, ネイティブスピーカーJapanese
  • მშობლიური ენით მოლაპარაკეGeorgian
  • роден говорникMacedonian
  • moedertaalspreker, moedertaalspreeksterDutch
  • native speaker, rodzimy użytkownik języka, rodzima użytkowniczka języka, native speakerka, osoba mówiąca w ojczystym językuPolish
  • falante nativo, falante nativaPortuguese
  • носитель языкаRussian
  • modersmålstalareSwedish
  • สำเนียงพื้นเมืองThai
  • געבוירנער רעדערYiddish

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