10 things you'll get if your family speak two languages

1. They only know one level. LOUD.

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If you grew up in a household that spoke two different languages you'll know that it can be both a blessing and a curse to understand more than one form of communication. 

From listening to your family bitch about someone right in front their face to always managing to overhear the juiciest gossip in town, here are ten things you'll get if you grew up in a multi-language household.

1. You're not always exactly aware what's going on. 

Certain combinations of words have never been used in your presence before. How are you supposed to know what they mean?

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2. People in public always assume your family are shouting at each other. 

But in reality, they're probably just having a relaxing convo about the weather.

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3. Whenever your grandma learns a new word, she uses it in every conversation.

Then repeats it. For emphasis. 

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4. Sometimes your family speak to you in a weird mix of both languages, and you're supposed to keep up.

"Can we just pick ONE language, and stick to it, please."

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5. You probably had to go to Saturday school when you were younger.

To help you become more fluent, ofc.

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6. You basically spent the entire time researching the language's swear words.

Which isn't exactly what your parents had in mind.

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7. You're always eavesdropping on other people's conversations.

And they have NO IDEA that you know what they're talking about.

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8. But even so, you occasionally get things mixed up.

"That definitely can't mean what I think it means."

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9. You often have to participate in lengthy conversations with older relatives.

Most of the time you don't have a bloody clue what you're saying.

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10. But hey, at least you've got the absolute basics down.

Which is really all you need to get by on.

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