View Full Version : Do you speak a different language at home?

May 6th, 2010, 4:15 AM
For me, I know quite a few languages from Masadonian, Turkish, English, Lebanese and Italian. But I do not speak any at home. My dad does though, but not me, my sister nor my mum understand him completely. Heheh.

May 6th, 2010, 4:45 AM
I weirdly speak French, as my parents are pretty good at French. :D

May 6th, 2010, 7:58 AM
My family speaks Hebrew at home most of the time.

Okami Chi
May 6th, 2010, 8:03 AM
Spanish, but I don't speak it back most of the time.

Gary, the Magic Fairy
May 6th, 2010, 8:23 AM
My family speaks English because we're white and that's the only language we know.

May 6th, 2010, 8:46 AM
What does being white have to do with anything XD

I speak English with my family and French with my fiance. I actually find myself speaking French more than English nowadays.

As for my fiance, he speaks French and Arabic at home. He only speaks English at work when an anglophone walks in and starts demanding stuff.

May 6th, 2010, 10:20 AM
What does being white have to do with anything XD
He meant 'American'.

I'm white American so it's only English when I'm with the family.

May 6th, 2010, 11:24 AM
only my siblings and i speak english to eachother at home, and everyone else (parents, aunt/uncle, etc) speaks chinese. we all speak chinese back when we're talked to in chinese though.

but sometimes it's weird cuz my parents know english and they'll start speaking to me in english but i'm used to talking back to them in chinese so i'll be speaking chinese ;-;

and yet i'm not very good at chinese, so sometimes i'll be speaking chinese and a few english words will pop up

mondays suck
May 6th, 2010, 11:37 AM
I only speak German (no, not english, despite me being white) at home, because my parent's are pretty bad at English (ok, I am horrible at English too, but not that horrible...) and don't speak any other languages at all.

May 6th, 2010, 3:28 PM
I speak Cambodian at home. My parents tend to get really annoyed whenever I speak English at home. It helps me maintain my country's language, so I'm not complaining much. The only problem is that we also argue in Cambodian and it's always in front of my American friends....

May 7th, 2010, 7:30 AM
A mix of English and Farsi. xD

My sister and I prefer speaking English, but my family pushes us to speak Farsi to them. I speak more Farsi though, since hers isn't very good. It's quite common to have us switch between Farsi and English in a sentence, or have us speaking English with our parents replying in Farsi.

Eternal Nightmare
May 7th, 2010, 8:19 AM
As a prodominately black family its nothin but English babeh. Although I have a tendency to speak to them in Spanish and/or Japanese often :p.

May 7th, 2010, 7:39 PM
Just English at home. Some Spanish when with friends. My mom and brother know absolutely no Spanish. :D

May 7th, 2010, 7:40 PM
i speak spanish with my parents and english with friends and my brother

May 8th, 2010, 6:52 AM
Just english for us, I know some spanish but my family members don't so I can't really speak it at home.

May 8th, 2010, 2:05 PM
Yeah, I always speak norwegian at home, because me and my family are from Norway (sadly enough)

May 8th, 2010, 5:55 PM
Eh, I tend to speak Chinese at home, but unfortunately I'm not too good at speaking Chinese, so at times I'll stand there searching for a word, or substitute an English word in, so my Chinese is pretty odd sounding xD But I find it odd to speak Chinese to my parents in front of my friends, but out of respect for my language and our nationality and an unspoken obligation to be able to communicate with other Chinese in Chinese.

Captain Hobo.
May 8th, 2010, 6:46 PM
No, I speak one language always.

May 10th, 2010, 10:29 AM
I guess officially, I speak English at home seeing as it's my first language and all that, but my mum and I have a tendancy to slip into Spanish or French as she's fluent (but rusty) in both and I'm learning both as much as I can. My step-family speak Irish (yes, it is a language, also known as Gaelic... look on google translate, it's different to English), but me and my mum don't speak it so they don't speak it around us.
I'm in a pretty international boarding school too, so with my Chinese friends here, I speak Chinese (I'm learning), and I speak French and Spanish to my best friends because that way we can have conversations with most people not understanding what they say. Yeah, I speak a mix xD Still officially a white English-speaking unilingual person though :3

May 10th, 2010, 10:51 AM
I speak my own language XP I only speak English at home and my parents do too, even I know a few other languages I don't think they'll understand what I am saying.