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Old 10-13-2006, 08:06 AM   #2
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Re: bi lingual babies?

The younger the kid the easier they'll pick it up but the older ones will too. my bil is chinese and they're raising thier kids bilingual, at the least he actually speaks english, french, cantonese and mandarin. i think he speaks cantonese to the boys, not that I could tell the difference. My sisters knows a small amount of cantonese or mandarin. Tony speaks to them in the chinese language and they pick it up. Liam will be 3 in Jan and he says more English but does speak chinese though to most people it sounds like he just isn't saying English correct. He understands more chinese. he calls Tony by the chinese word for Dad and did call my sister Ma-moo for a long time but now it's just mom. The more Tony speaks to him in chinese the more the boys pick up.
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