Learning languages or speaking many languages has been always my passion. Before I moved to New York, I wanted to learn two more languages besides my native tongue and my English because nowadays, I think it is the norm to speak English everywhere besides whatever you native is. However, the languages that I wanted to be able to communicate by are French and Spanish, but when I moved to New York and saw the diverse of languages, my ambition has become even beyond what I wanted. Since I know little French, I’ll start improving my poor French after I graduate. I hope I will be able to speak 4 languages at least.
Regardless of my desire to be able talk or speak with different languages but being bilingual or multilingual is doubtless has many benefits that could make your life more interesting. Some of these benefits you can gain by being multilingual are mentally, psychologically, socially, culturally and economically.
Here is a trick or joke of mixing languages (call it whatever you want). One of my teachers, her name is Heidi and she’s from Denver. Her best friend is Chinese. Whenever they talk to each other, they speak in English with “Chinese accent”. Everyone think they speak Chinese but the true is they speak English, to me that is so funny. Another thing, when I went to Miami to meet my friends, there were three Caribbean people speaking English and I heard Spanish among their talk. I asked why you speak two languages instead of one I mean either Spanish or English. One of them said we speak “Spanglish”. Never heard of this but I really like how it sounds because I believe there is a beauty of any language that people can communicate with.
Take it easy!