For those of you who speak more than one language fluently, have you ever been in a situation that you intentionally spoke your native language, or a language that others don’t know, with those who understand it, because you didn’t want certain people to understand you? Or you did it without noticing that you did? Or you did it just someone else can translate?
How many times have I done it? Maybe a million a half times.
Do I feel guilty about it? No. I was born into a world where I had the opportunity to speak more than one language. How I use it, when I use it is my problem. If people don’t like it, as we say in Arabic, “Fokhar yikaser ba3doo.” Or “Yinfil2o!” lol (HATE MAIL COMING!)
Do I talk about people in a different language so they won’t understand me? Hmm, maybe only 50% of the time. Sometimes I just have hard time expressing certain things in English, so I say it in Arabic. So maybe someone who is better than me in Arabic can translate it to English. Kind of it being a circle of thoughts. I just know far too many colloquial Arabic saying or phrases. I am not really that good in translating back and forth between languages. I just suck at it. Sorry, but talking about people, like trashing them. Hmm, I can trash people better in English and sometimes to their face. Ahh.. man. I am showing my bad side. Haha.
Has anyone ever told you off for doing it? Yah, they got the 6th sense and they are pure evil. That’s why they dare tell me to stop it! How rude on their part! BLAH!
I wonder what will happen if I speak some ancient language, or a made up language. I feel like making up my own language! Why can’t I? Let people follow my new lingo!!