If your spouse's native language is different from yours, what language do you speak to each other and to your children? Do you want your children to be bilingual in both your and your spouse's native language?
We are a bilingual family. My daughters are fluent in my language and English. I speak to them most of the time in my native language and when we are all together we choose English. It is something I am very proud of because without too much effort on my side we raised two bilingual kids. They speak and read in both languages to a degree that nobody would be able to tell which one is their mother tongue. When we visited my family overseas, people had no idea they were raised in US.
by TrinityCat4 years ago
I'm curious to find out how many people here dominate another language other than English. What drove you to learn it?
by Jeff Berndt6 years ago
Here's a question for all you bilingual or multi-lingual people out there:Has learning a second or third language changed the way you think about the world in general?I can speak a smattering of a couple languages other...
by Wendy Iturrizaga8 years ago
Did you grow up learning three languages at the same time? My children 6 and 3 are learning English-Spanish and French at the same time. They seem to be coping very well but I would like to hear about people...
by cloudy_cool5 years ago
This game's simple too!Just share any word from your native language other than English and also type the meaning for us to understand (in English)I'll start...samundar (hindi) sea
by Misha5 years ago
Not sure where such a request should go, but I think this is the best place to post it. Hope it does not violate HP policies - if it does, just delete it, please English is not my native language, but I work for...
by NewYorker6 years ago
This interests me, since we're only allowed to speak English here.I, myself, speak English as a primary language. But I also speak Spanish, Icelandic, Swedish and Danish.Your turn!
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