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Post Sat, Jan 23 2021, 12:02 pm
DrMom wrote:
English in the home, Hebrew at school.


Same, except that our English is heavily peppered with Hebrew.
When they were younger we were somehow more purists but now we've given up.
And with my youngest who is now in the army and speaks mostly in acronyms Confused I find that I literally talk Hebrish, as in using both languages - not only interspersing single words - in one sentence. It must sound insane to anyone listening to us.
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Elfrida




 
 
 
 

Post Sat, Jan 23 2021, 12:24 pm
I know one family where the father speaks to the children in French, while the mother speaks to them in English, and they learn Hebrew in gan. As they get older they mostly speak Hebrew between each other.

Whenever a stranger came to the house, the children would try each language alternately until they found one that the visitor could converse in. Given how many of us mix up languages in the one sentence, it was interesting how these children kept three languages so distinct.
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amother




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Post Sat, Jan 23 2021, 12:32 pm
English. We live in Israel but they learn Hebrew in gan. No reason to cheat them out of a second language.
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amother




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Post Sun, Jan 24 2021, 7:18 pm
amother [ Purple ] wrote:
English. We live in Israel but they learn Hebrew in gan. No reason to cheat them out of a second language.


This. I hope Hashem and Farfel teaches her precious children spanish!
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