italki
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We feel seen πŸ₯΄
Aug 17, 2022 6:45 AM
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Researcher Ellen Bialystok says bilingual minds are "in constant conflict", with the brain always having to make a choice about which language to use. This can actually be a really healthy form of mental exercise. As we need to rest after physical exercise, though, our brains deserve a bit of a rest sometimes too. So when I forget words in both languages, I imagine my brain lying on a desert island somewhere refusing to work. πŸ˜‚
Aug 18, 2022 6:32 PM
I can totally relate to this Meme.. haha
Aug 18, 2022 6:20 PM
Classic ! It’s very funny when that happens.
Aug 17, 2022 12:30 PM
Studies have shown that bilinguals have trouble with word finding. When a bilingual gets into an accident, sometimes medical professionals (speech pathologists) that are not aware of this normal condition, incorrectly diagnose them with aphasia caused by a neurological condition.
Aug 18, 2022 6:58 PM
I grew up multilingual as I live in a multicultural environment It's almost impossible for me to remember all the words in one language; I often have to code switch when the words in the language I'm speaking just don't come to me at that moment, that's why I sometimes don't know which is really my native language and that's always been a struggle when filling in up forms for language groups. Sometimes I wish I were like people from monolingual countries, knowing their native tongue really well and then acquire other languages. That said, I'm also thankful that I was exposed to several languages early on as I would've struggled in mastering new languages. This also shows that we're humans and it's okay to forget words even if it's your mother tongue and learning never ends.
Sep 8, 2022 1:52 PM
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italki
Language Skills
Chinese (Mandarin), English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Russian, Spanish
Learning Language
French, Italian, Russian, Spanish