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native speaker

This page is about the collocation native speaker

collocation pattern: adjective + noun

Meaning

someone for whom a particular language is their first or native language

For example

  • All of the English teachers in our school are native speakers.

  • One of the best ways to improve your speaking and listening skills is to talk with native speakers.

Note:
Related collocations are "native language" and "native tongue"

Quick Quiz

The best definition of "native French speaker" is anyone who

a. was born in France

b. has studied French in France

c. grew up in a French-speaking community

Contributor: Matt Errey