When Speaking Two Languages Gets Tricky…


The Local shares 12 ways that speaking Italian can mess with your English, and vice-versa.

This article, written by Catherine Edwards, appears on The Local.

The 12 ways speaking Italian will mess up your English

Multilingualism might come with plenty of benefits, but it also causes its fair share of confusion – especially when you realize your native language no longer comes as naturally to you as it used to.

More and more of us are learning Italian, for a whole host of reasons ranging from career development to practicalities to love.

But it’s only right to give you fair warning: la bella lingua will mess with your English.

It can be disconcerting when you start doubting your spelling in your native tongue, or when people assume you’re not a native speaker at all. But rest assured that you’re not the only one.

Here are the 12 problems speaking Italian causes for English speakers. View the list at The Local…

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