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Growing up in a bilingual environment...

To all the bilingual italkers, how was your childhood in a foreign country and/or having parents with different nationalities? Was it difficult? Was it an advantage? Did you have any weird/funny moments?


I was born in Germany as a Chinese. When I was a kid, I used to talk with both Chinese and German in one sentence and no one could understand me. I sometimes confused myself, too. 

Dec 2, 2014 11:04 PM
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Chinglish is common among those who grew up in different cultures. I definitely think it's an advantage because now everyone wants Chinese speakers and it's easier for me to learn because of the immersion at home.

December 3, 2014
Language Skills
Chinese (Mandarin), English, German, Spanish
Learning Language
Chinese (Mandarin)