Fluent in Spanish | English to Spanish Translation
usage note
The word "fluent" does not exist in Spanish, which is why the expression "con fluidez/con soltura" is instead used as an adverb to describe the fluency with which one speaks a language.
  • he is fluent in French, he speaks fluent French habla francés con soltura
fluent [ˈfluːənt]
1 (in foreign language)
he is a fluent Japanese speaker or speaker of Japanese habla japonés con fluidez or soltura; domina bien el japonés
his English is not totally fluent His Italian was not fluent, but acceptable
to speak fluent French be fluent in French hablar francés con fluidez or soltura; dominar bien el francés
It was hard to find people who spoke fluent Portuguese She studied eight foreign languages but is fluent in only six of them She was fluent in Spanish
to become fluent in French llegar a hablar francés con fluidez or soltura; llegar a tener un buen dominio del francés
They became fluent in Cantonese
2 (not hesitant) [+written style, speech, sentence] fluido
...her fluent style of journalism his written style is fluent his speech is now fluent her sentences are fluent
[+speaker, debater, writer] desenvuelto
He had emerged from being a hesitant and unsure candidate into a fluent debater He was an agreeable man and fluent talker although a fluent writer of prose, her poetry is less successful He was a fluent writer
a fluent reader una persona que lee con fluidez or soltura
Fluent readers rarely stop at an unknown word
she speaks in fluent sentences habla con frases fluidas; rage was making him fluent la ira le hacía hablar sin trabarse
3 (graceful) [+movement, dancing] fluido
He is capable of subtle, fluent movement She's not the most fluent of jumpers but adequate He reaches high but his action is fluent. You can almost see the power moving from his legs, through his body to the racket
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