...and what exactly does this mean? I've seen many people's CVs and many of them say that they have a good/very good grasp of the English language. Others claim that they are like native speakers, which I seriously doubt, but whatever... So lately I've been asking myself, in what circumstances can I claim that I speak a foreign language fluently? Is it when I can freely express myself in various ways, or when I can simply lead a conversation with a native speaker without making him restrict his speech? What do you guys think?