multilingual babies

Philippines
March 14, 2009 8:01am CST
have you encountered different kinds of people at when you were still young? you know what, i started to learn to interact with other citizenship when i was only 6 years old. i studied in a multinational school and get to know with my classmates that came from different countries. at first i find it hard to cope up with them because i can't understand English and other languages that much at that time. i never thought that i could keep up with them because i am not used to talk with other people that i just met. well first time is really hard for all of us, but i realized that if i will not act, i will be out of place and be left alone. then as time pass by, i gained a lot of experience and learned a lot of things from my classmates. we exchanged ideas and understood each other much easier. and that is how i became a translator. and now at present, i still remember them and keep them in my memory box.
3 responses
@rashmie (948)
• United Arab Emirates
14 Mar 09
I did not meet a foreigner until I was 10. But, I came in contact with people of different countries. I belong to India where you will find too much diversity in terms of religion, language and region. I was in West Bengal then and learn to speak Bengali where my mother tongue is Hindi. I came to the world of English also in very young age and really it is one which is toughest to get rid of.
• China
14 Mar 09
when i was a seaman, i working with people came from asia and european and africa, with them i know their country's culture & the way they live a life,it's my best memory during my life, i will never forgot it. especially i like indians,for they working hard the respect people,i like to make friend with them.
@rashmie (948)
• United Arab Emirates
14 Mar 09
Thanks for saying such a good thing for my country. Two days back I came across with a Chinese like you. We have had some heated discussions. To say you the truth, I had many misunderstanding about Chinese, but that was subsided with that discussion with your compatriot. We are neighbor and we need to be together to challenge the hegemony of the world. Many many thanks.
• Philippines
15 Mar 09
good day to you! i am glad to have your response. i hope that somehow i had helped you with my discussion. it is very hard to live with people around you which you do not understand what they are saying. that is why i encourage others to try to study different languages. thanks for your reply. take care and godbless!
@yoyo2323 (465)
• China
14 Mar 09
you are so lucky ! i just want to be a translaor.and i do want to attend multinational school!and when i was young i like tolock my door and have dreams on my own .that why i am now lack of social skills!
• Philippines
15 Mar 09
thanks! but somehow i am not that lucky because of some things. i knew many languages but that made some bad thoughts for me. i experienced to ride a bus with a lot of chinese. they are talking about me. they are saying bad things. they don't know that i understand what they are saying. i felt sad about that.
@williamjisir (22904)
• China
14 Mar 09
Hello dear fuzors. I am so glad to know that you know quite a few languages. Days ago, I read a short passage saying that it is much easier for kids who live and study together in a multilingual atmosphere. Now it has been proved from your personal case that what is said in the passage is completely true. You know, we can always benefit a lot from the foreign languages that we know, especially when others can not speak the language. Good job you have done, friend. Keep it up.
• Philippines
15 Mar 09
thanks! i encourage others to study different languages. we will really benefit from it. we can use it as an advantage for getting a job. i always keep in mind that because God told us that in spreading the good news, we should speak in tongues which means we should know how to speak different languages in order to understand and talk to other nationalities to speak the word of God. once again thanks and Godbless!