Top 10 problems of growing up multilingual
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.
“Say something in/teach me the language!” When bilinguals meet strangers for the first time they will get the full circus-freak treatment. Everyone gathers around the said specimen and the ritual begins: “How do you say table in Italian? How do you say ‘my name is’?” followed by “Oh, that sounds so cool!”