Most multi-cultural couples seem to have their own unique take on the language they speak between them.
Many end up speaking a mixture of languages depending on how they feel at the time. Some start sentences in one language and finish in another, other couples stick mainly to one language but throw in the odd word of another. Some couples even use three languages to communicate!
This topic was the inspiration for a group blogging project started by Fned – a Mexican / American married to a French / Romanian husband – on her blog Fned’s blog.
In ‘bilingualism in expat couples’ a group of multicultural couples write about their experiences and experiments with different languages. Read Fned’s story and find links to the rest of the posts here.
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5 comments for “Which language is it, anyway?”
Thanks for checking out my blog. I would love to write and submit a story about me (American) and my boyfriend of two years (Italian) at some point. Just tell me how?
Hi Lillian! It’s great to hear from you and thanks for visiting. We’d love to have your story. Just send it by email to info at pocketcultures.com. I’ll write you an email in case you have more questions.
Any ideas about foreigners from the west dating Asians?
Hi Kyanmay. Well, hopefully we should have a story coming up in the next few weeks.
In the meantime you could have a look at this blog: http://www.malaysiafrance.com/
Does that help? Let me know…
hehm…well, she’s got interesting stories but doesn’t really relate to me at the moment. maybe when i visit france one day or dating a french guy =D
thanks , Liz.