Top ten problems of growing up multilingual

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Top ten problems of growing up multilingual
Growing up speaking more than one language is not always a blessing. Photo: Shutterstock

Although it may sound to some like a dream, being brought up multilingual can have its downsides. Trilingual journalist Anna Pujol-Mazzini lists ten of the most common problems.


Growing up with two or more languages has all the advantages one could imagine: more people to communicate with and more opportunities.

It also often involves travelling more to visit the family, and feeling at home in two different countries.

But the blessing also comes with some disadvantages.

No one knows this better than trilingual Anna Pujol-Mazzini, daughter to an Italian mother and a French father, and student in the UK.

Here she recounts the problems that multilingual children face everyday, from the woes of auto-correct on your mobile phone to being exploited as a translator by your friends.

Top ten problems of growing up multilingual


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