Bilingual Person

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Bilingual Person

A person with the ability to speak two languages. In areas where two languages are common, bilingual persons are often paid more to do the same jobs as monolingual persons because they are able to service more customers with less difficulty.
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He also took the opportunity to undercut any influence Gauthier's support might have with the minister, condescendingly referring to the archbishop as "a venerable and saintly old man, whom the bilingualists have hectored and harassed since he came here, [who] is so depressed that any settlement acceptable to them, appeals to him, and he is influenced by their misrepresentations.
Now scientists say that bilingualists (people who speak two languages) like Valderrama have boosted brainpower over those who speak only one.
For instance, bilingualists who learn a second language in their teens, like Valderrama, build more brainpower than adults.