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native speaker

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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native speakerˌnative ˈspeaker ●●○ noun [countable] 🔊 🔊 SLLsomeone who has learned a particular language as their first language, rather than as a foreign languagenon-native speaker 🔊 For the spoken language, students are taught by native speakers.native speaker of 🔊 a native speaker of English
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native speakerYou select an Esperanto phrase, then hear the phrase as spoken by a native speaker.You are shown a series of pictures which are described by phrases spoken by a native speaker.
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