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British English: /ˈlɪt(ə)rət/
American English: /ˈlɪdərət/

Translation of literate in French:


  • 1 (able to read and write) See examples: to be literate
    savoir lire et écrire
    he is barely literate
    il sait à peine lire et écrire
  • 2 (cultured)
    (work, film)
    a visually literate society
    une société comprenant le langage de l'image

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