I Grew Up In a Bilingual Or Multilingual Household

For anyone who has grown up in an environment of more then one language. 74 People

    American English/Japanese (Okinawa)

    I grew up speaking English and Japanese. I went to an English speaking school in Okinawa. My friends were bi or multilingual or monolingual (English only or Japanese only). I didn't really study Japanese reading or writing. I do read and write hirigana and katakana. Those...
    grinch83 grinch83
    41-45, F
    Nov 28, 2009

    Grew up learning English,

    people speaking Turkish and people talking some Balkan stuff. After all these I ended up learning some Balkan tetms and sometimes people don't get me.
    Katerinafaith Katerinafaith
    18-21, F
    Aug 10, 2015

    My mother is from Madagascar

    and my father is from Burundi (East Africa). In addition to their mother tongues, they speak french and english. So I grew up speaking French, English, Kirundi and Malagasy. I also understand a little Kiswahili.
    TheRebel99 TheRebel99
    18-21, F
    Aug 12, 2015

    When My little brother

    and I were little, my parents would speak Hebrew to each other when they didn't want the two of us understanding the conversation. Little did they know that i slowly caught on till I could understand every word. :)
    TheEverythingFanX TheEverythingFanX
    18-21, F
    Aug 12, 2015
    Earthdaughter Earthdaughter
    26-30, F
    1 Response Aug 15, 2015

    I grew up speaking Arabic (since my dad is from

    Yemen) and Armenian (since my mom is from Armenia) and Swedish (because I live in Sweden) and English (because I go to an English speaking high school) and French (because of school as well)
    amituerpo amituerpo
    18-21, F
    1 Response Aug 11, 2015

    My grandparents are from Central America.

    My parents were born in the US and speak both Spanish and English fluently. I speak a little Spanish but not like my parents and grandparents.
    Rosalindaj Rosalindaj
    26-30, F
    Aug 11, 2015
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