Originally Posted by Fabienne
Equally comfortable in English and in French, German is coming along, and I realize I had underestimated his skills in that language. Was recently confronted to Italian while on vacation, nothing a soccer ball couldn't fix!
Multilingual kids are so amazing.
a couple of friends had a trilingual daugther. The mother is German, the father is French, they met and get married in NYC and then came back to Europe to live in Geneva, so the girl spoke french, english and german at 3 years old. The funny thing was that she only had heard german from her mother and maybe her grandmother... So when I came and talked german to her she watched me with big big eyes.... and then she, as her mother said, felt in love with me.. she wanted to see me, asked to go visit me all the time etc...
I guess it was because I was the only one that spoke the same "secret language" she shared with her mother
I am a poliglot I speak 5 languages, French, English, German, Italian and Spanish and also understand the Swiss dialect, but I learned most languages being an adult. I imagine for a multilingual child is like having several mother tongues.