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Somila
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Two languages two personalities?
Are you bilingual ? Do you feel that you have two entirely different personalities, in each of the languages you speak?
May 21, 2020 9:43 PM
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I waited forever for that smooth-talking, charismatic, confident personality to come and transform me. It didn't come, so now I am trying again with another language. Fingers crossed.
May 21, 2020
Yes of course, you are right... 😊...
No, nada que ver... Estas equivocada !!! 😠
May 21, 2020
Yes I got used to be more spontaneous and friendly than normal when I start to speak Spanish and English, I feel sometimes like an actor interpreting a role, yeah it is very interesting when you realize and understand this, lololol
May 21, 2020
There are researchers which say that it is easier to lie and express emotions in a language that is not your native language.
May 22, 2020
I am bilingual, but no, I don't think my personality changes with the language I am speaking. I think that, in popular culture, the capacity of language to shape thought is overstated. It's a seductive idea because people like to think they are different in different languages, though it's more likely that they behave differently according to the stereotypes associated with different languages. For example, I always hear people claim to be more romantic in French, more light-hearted in Spanish, or more logical in German. These are all cliches. Speakers of a language all have different personalities, penchants, and proclivities. Why should speaking French make one more romantic? I've learned a few languages to a level where I can communicate comfortably, and no, I don't consider myself any different in any of them. Perhaps I will search for words or appear shyer than I am in some languages, but I'm no different.
May 22, 2020
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Somila
Language Skills
English, Spanish, Xhosa
Learning Language
Spanish, Xhosa