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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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
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