She grew up in Tulsa, Oklahoma, majored in Slavic Languages and Literatures at Princeton University, and is fluent in Russian.
He is an articulate, gifted speaker in his native Pashto, and is fluent in Persian and Arabic.
The man did not imagine the turn his life was about to take when he reported in his NYPD application that he was fluent in Arabic.
He speaks, impressively but also vitally, fluent German, French, and Italian.
Recent reports that not all GS4 guards will be fluent in English are unlikely to ease such concerns.
He cursed the rain, cursed it with his fluent precision which already had earned Fat Joe's admiring comment.
He was a rapid, fluent talker, with excited utterance at times.
May I add a few words on a subject on which all men are supposed to be fluent, and none agreeable?
His antagonist was Dr. Gunning, ready, fluent, and impassioned.
fluent and voluble upon all other subjects, upon this he hesitated.
1580s, "flowing freely" (of water, also of speech), from Latin fluentem (nominative fluens) "lax, relaxed," figuratively "flowing, fluent," present participle of fluere "to flow, stream, run, melt," from PIE *bhleugw-, extended form of *bhleu- "to swell, well up, overflow" (cf. Latin flumen "river;" Greek phluein "to boil over, bubble up," phlein "to abound"), an extension of root *bhel- (2) "to blow, inflate, swell;" see bole. Used interchangeably with fluid in Elizabethan times. Related: Fluently.