I Am Bilingual

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    I don't know if this is a result of my

    bilingualism, but I recently encountered a car with the words "C A T H O L I C" written, as such, on the back window. It had seemed foreign to me and my brain had trouble processing what it was. Now I know it obviously says catholic, but when I first read it I read it as "CAT...
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    3 Responses Jan 6, 2015

    English is my native language,

    but I also know Spanish because my father is Mexican
    Oscar89 Oscar89
    18-21, M
    1 Response Sep 21, 2014

    And wanting to learn more!

    Currently I only speak Arabic and English, but I'm also learning Polish, and plan on learning German after that. Let's hope the motive I have for learning these two won't get obliterated like when I was learning Japanese a couple of years ago :-( Languages are beautiful...
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    2 Responses May 12, 2014

    I can speak Chinese (my first language)

    and English. And I can speak Shanghainese too as it's more of my mother tongue lol
    sherman330 sherman330
    22-25, M
    Nov 16, 2015

    I speak French and English!

    I wish I knew more languages. This year I'm taking a Spanish class :). I'm also learning Korean on my free time.
    faithandfree faithandfree
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Jul 15, 2014

    English is my second language :) my native

    language is Icelandic so forgive me if you ever find any grammar errors in my sentences, lol.
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    1 Response Jan 16, 2015
    MonaTy MonaTy
    51-55, F
    Jan 18, 2015
    Repentover Repentover
    18-21, F
    1 Response May 26, 2015

    How many people on here can say.

    ... Afrikaans!!😝
    SexySammyJoe SexySammyJoe
    36-40, F
    1 Response Dec 15, 2014

    Yup, I am fluent in French

    and English. English being my native tongue, learning German and Polish now...
    Masonh928 Masonh928
    18-21, M
    Nov 23, 2014

    I speak Russian (my first language)

    and English. I also sorta know Hebrew... But not that well to call myself fluent.
    JessieTheGreekGoddess JessieTheGreekGoddess
    18-21, F
    1 Response May 22, 2014

    Trilingual 2

    English, Gibberish and Rubbish!! lol
    GoodGuy34 GoodGuy34
    31-35, M
    23 Responses Feb 1, 2008

    well English and Spanish,

    pretty common but yeah
    zeak18 zeak18
    1 Response Dec 10, 2014
    lechatnoirr lechatnoirr
    26-30, F
    Oct 9, 2014

    And im glad im able to think

    and speak in two languages. The more languages a person know the more people you will know. Being bilingual isn't always easy...especially when I mix my words up blah. Whenever I get upset I speak for languages at the same time haha yup..the bilingual life[:
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    Jan 14, 2014

    I Am Bilingual

    or am I? Does pig latin count?
    EmADamnPixiePinkTomboy EmADamnPixiePinkTomboy
    2 Responses Jun 29, 2010

    I enjoy it so much being bilingual--all those

    amazing opportunities it offers makes my life more wonderful than ever. I speak Chinese and English. Chinese is my native language but I started learning English at the age of 3, it feels like I've been living in two separate worlds created by the two languages all my life. I...
    smileyamy smileyamy
    16-17, F
    Dec 24, 2013

    lamento que te fumes un cigarro,

    antes de subir al carro, para salir a buscarme. Lamento no poder ser tu domingo aunque me quieras un chingo
    Veeeeeeee Veeeeeeee
    16-17, F
    Sep 2, 2015

    I speak English fluently

    and Spanish pretty well. I am also trying to learn French using a language software called Byki.
    PersonManPersonMan PersonManPersonMan
    16-17, M
    Jan 11, 2015

    Bilingual From USA? (Is It Possible?!)

    Okay, so I'm from the United States and when ever I say I'm bilingual people from other countries (whether they live in the states or not) are like NO WAY! And they tell jokes about Americans only knowing English and blahblahblah ANYWAYS... I know English of course, BUT I also...
    ArtistBoi ArtistBoi
    22-25, M
    Jul 6, 2013

    English And Spanish Speaker

    Everyone in my immediate family is bilingual. We all speak Spanish the only difference is, even though my brother and I were both born and raised in Florida, Spanish is my second language and my brothers' first. The same goes for my parents and all three of them had to learn...
    smartandbeautiful3 smartandbeautiful3
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jul 31, 2013

    i speak English as a first language fluently.

    Vietnamese is what i listen to at home but respond in both 1st and 2nd language. my Vietnamese is illiterate i. studied Japanese for 9 years can read and write a lot little hard to understand. and american sign language in high school is useful for pantomiming to others with a...
    techtabtips techtabtips
    31-35, M
    Dec 10, 2015

    I am bilingual and I have noticed

    that I use many words and syntax of my second language in my first language. Therefore I may sound strange to people. For example I said "Los pulmones de mi perro tienen fluidos en la pleura." However I realized that people never say fluidos in Spanish. It is always...
    unAmigo unAmigo
    41-45, M
    1 Response Feb 2, 2014

    I'm fluent in both Dutch

    and English, although I only started learning English at 12, in a bilingual IB MYP program :D I'm glad I chose for it!
    DutchieVera DutchieVera
    16-17, F
    Feb 7

    Yes it's true...I'm fluent in two languages.

    ..sarcasm, and smartassery....I'm still working on my English, but it's getting better. *grins*
    Slashrattlenroll Slashrattlenroll
    41-45, M
    2 Responses Nov 27, 2015


    English was my first language. I am in college studying to be a sign language interpreter. I don't technically "speak" two languages, but I am bilingual. I love sign language. It is such an expressive beautiful language that is greatly misunderstood by the average...
    trehuginhipee trehuginhipee
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Jan 4, 2008

    Admiro a las personas que hacen lo posible para

    aprender otro idioma para poder comunicarse, defenderse y protejerse. Especialmente cuando esas personas son de mayor edad ya que ellos hacen gran esfuerzo para aprender. Aveces hablar un solo idioma no es suficiente, y mucho menos cuando el unico idioma que hablas no es el...
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    May 18, 2015

    To All Cunning Linguists

    How do you say "I love you" in the languages you know other than english? In my native tongue Maori I can say "Ka tau taku ate mou" - the seat of all my emotions is made peaceful for you...  
    41-45, M
    22 Responses Feb 15, 2010

    I can speak Spanish (first language),

    English, and a little bit of French, but I can't count myself as trilingual because I don't feel so confident when I listen to French speaking people as I can't understand most of what they are saying...
    Sil833 Sil833
    18-21, F
    2 Responses May 16, 2015

    Spanish and English, most definitely.

    Some of a few other languages... enough to get by and read signs. lol
    TheGoddessB TheGoddessB
    31-35, F
    1 Response May 22, 2015

    I love speaking English.

    But I love speaking Spanish too. If anyone speaks Spanish. Please. Let's have a conversation.
    starfire007 starfire007
    13-15, F
    5 Responses Jul 30, 2014
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    1 Response Jun 6, 2015
    Repentover Repentover
    18-21, F
    2 Responses May 26, 2015
    chynnese chynnese
    22-25, F
    1 Response Jul 5, 2014

    English proper and US,

    Anglo-Saxon, French, three years Latin at school before they gave up, and enough Welsh to be (im)polite....
    wildcat1944 wildcat1944
    70+, M
    May 27, 2015

    If being able to speak two languages is

    billingual, then I should say I am a Trillingual cuz I speak three languages
    Sal1603 Sal1603
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Oct 10, 2014

    Spanish is my mother tongue,

    which is what i speak most of the day. I just love it, you can express one thing with different four or five words. Plus the signs and how it sounds makes it a beautiful language. :) I was taught english since i was kid, so i speak that very well too. I'm hoping to learn...
    robzalacain robzalacain
    26-30, M
    1 Response Dec 7, 2015

    English and Español.

    Learned Spanish first then English but I'm slowly starting to forget how to speak Spanish properly.
    KaterinaPetr0va KaterinaPetr0va
    22-25, F
    5 Responses Feb 4

    I can speak English good,

    but I was grown up bilingual (Italian and German). When I was a child I wasn't good in this two languages, I couldn't understand much and I thought that being bilingual is so hard .... In school I wasn't really good so it was difficult for me. And I was also adopted, I lived one...
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    Feb 25

    Ola, amigo! Sou do Brasil.

    I moved to California as a young child. Portuguese was my first language. I don't use it often anymore so I'm a bit rusty. But once I get talking it all comes back to me.
    hadyourchance hadyourchance
    36-40, F
    5 Responses Feb 17, 2014

    Hello , how are you? ¿Hola,

    como esta? 💃a
    sfdrboy sfdrboy
    22-25, M
    May 24, 2015

    I speak German, Russian,

    Swedish and English pretty well :)
    CSG1997 CSG1997
    18-21, M
    6 Responses Jun 30, 2014
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