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The word affluent has nothing to do with being fluent in a language. However, the word affluent means rich, so if you are affluent you can afford to hire spokespeople and interpreters to deal with any linguistic shortcomings you may have.

Semantically, the word affluent is totally unrelated to the word effluent, but socialists and communists may claim there is a link between the two.

Affluent also means flowing in abundance. That’s not necessarily the case with rich people’s money. They are affluent whether they spend their money in abundance or not. In this sense of the word, affluent generally refers to the flow of water.

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