Bilingual or multilingual boy or gal?
July 3, 2008 2:27am CST
I prefer my girlfriend to be multilingual because communication makes easy when she can be the translator for you when speaking a foreign language when going overseas. How about you? You prefer your boy or girlfriend, husband or wife to be bilingual or multilingual?
• United States
3 Jul 08
For a lack of better description, my girl friend is white & I'm Asian... She now speaks little bit of my native language, Korean, enough to hold a short but decent conversation with my mother... My daughter is also same way... My daughter from previous relationship being mixed, she also speaks Korean from being around my side of family... When we goto family gathering on my side & it's pretty funny... Some friends of the family, not knowing my girl friend can understand Korean, starts talking about her & when she walks by them & says something in Korean, they get this look on their face...
20 Jul 08
I agree that it can be a benefit but it would never be a standard for me when I start out a relationship. If I really want to be able to make myself clear overseas I would go on a course myself rather than my partner having to do so. For the few times I go overseas that wouldn't be something I'd worry about.
7 Jul 08
I speak English, some French and a bit of Danish. My husband speaks English, German and Russian. We are both interestd in people who can speak many laguages because behind each language is a diferent ulture, and laguage is a wonderul way to learn about the rest of the world.