Hi, it’s Fishscale girl! How are you all enjoying the new year? It’s been great for me so far. I have a question for you: do you know anyone who is bilingual or trilingual? This means a person who can fluently speak two or three languages.
Are you bilingual or trilingual? I am! That is because before I came to North America, I lived in Perú, in South America, where I spoke Yagua, the language of my community. Then I learned Spanish, and when I came here I learned English! That’s a lot right?
Well, sometimes people ask me what language is easiest for me to speak, read, or write, or what language I think in. The truth is, it changes. When I spoke Yagua, of course I thought in Yagua, and even after I learned Spanish, I still thought a lot in Yagua, but then I learned English. I live in North America now, and English is all around me, so now I think mostly in English, though some words still come to me in Yagua and occasionally Spanish.
But, like everything, the language I think in and find easiest changes all the time. If I learn more languages (I hope to!) it will probably change. Daily, I practice Spanish and Yagua, so that I don’t forget them, and read and write in English because I’m still not too good at that.
If you are bilingual or trilingual, you understand, right? Until next time! Bye!