Here are 10 reasons why being bilingual gives you an edge:
1.- Studies have shown that bilingual people are smarter!
2.- You can think of more concepts as some don’t translate into other languages.
3.- If you speak two languages, it’s easier for you to learn a third.
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4.- You can read certain books in the original language in which they were written.
5.- You are more likely to succeed professionally.
6.- Your odds of meeting the man of your life double!
7.- You can curse at your suegra in your second language and she won’t bat an eye.
8.- Your kids will know you mean business when you threaten to bring out the “chancleta.”
9.- You can watch telenovelas in Spanish and soaps in English!
10.- You can enjoy a (bilingual) split personality!
[Mamiverse’s Bilingual Plus is an online channel devoted to bringing parents and educators the bilingual learning tools they need in the form of digital picture books, sing-alongs, and free curriculum-based family activities.]