excellent, fluent, good, perfect ~
He speaks fluent Japanese.
bad, broken, poor~
I got by with broken Chinese and sign language.
colloquial, idiomatic, non-standard, pidgin, standard ~
The inhabitants speak a kind of pidgin Spanish.
spoken, written ~
My spoken Polish is better than my written Polish.
She is doing a course in business English.
The fable is translated from the original French.
know, read, speak, understand, use ~
I am more comfortable using Spanish, if you don't mind.
be fluent in ~
She was fluent in German, Urdu and Swahili.
do, learn ~
I did German at school but I've forgotten most of it. I've been learning Arabic for four years.
improve, practise ~
I spent a month in Rome to improve my Italian.
I never really mastered Latin.
translate sth into ~
He has translated her latest book into Korean.
~ class, course, lesson
I'm late for my Russian class.
~ interpreter, speaker, a speaker of ~
the need for Gujarati interpreters
a command/knowledge of ~
He has a poor command of English.
What is ‘apple’ in French?He addressed me in his best Portuguese.