Category Archives: Conversations with Real Live Bilinguals

A series of interviews with friends and acquaintances who natively speak two or more languages. I’ve always been fascinated with those who can switch back and forth between two languages, and how that impacts their identity and how they see and interpret the world.

Conversations with Real Live Bilinguals – Lê, Diễm-Châu Sarah-Sophia

  I  only met Chau once in Belgium, where we were slated to complete a Master’s program at KU Leuven, but she was faster to leave the program than I was! Luckily before she left we connected online and I realized … Continue reading

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Conversations With Real Live Bilinguals: Iníon Ní Sinéad Murray

Here with us today is the ever so sharp and sassy Sinéad Murray coming to us from Éire, or for those of you who don’t know Irish Gaelic (world population minus give or take 1.77 million), Ireland! Sinéad is the third oldest of the … Continue reading

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Conversations with Real Live Bilinguals: Magali ‘the Trilingual’ Lemahieu

Upon meeting Magali, I have the feeling most people think to themselves, “Ahh, another American is in our midst!” Au contraire my friends, Magali Lemahieu is one hell of a Belgian (refer to photo), just with a chameleon-like ability to … Continue reading

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Conversations With Real Live Bilinguals: Mi Maestra Teresa

I’m excited to introduce to you my Guatemalan Spanish teacher, Teresa, who is patiently teaching me four hours of Spanish every day and listening to me mangle various verb forms without completely losing it! She’s a total champ.  Teresa is … Continue reading

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Conversations With Real Live Bilinguals: Frøken Monica Ricke

Meet Monica, the younger sister of fellow Real Live Bilingual Anna Maria Ricke! Monica was around three when her family moved back to the States from Norway and had the cutest blond pixie cut before it was even in! It’s funny because Monica … Continue reading

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Conversations with Real Live Bilinguals: Frøken Anna Maria Ricke

When I moved to Larchmont in 4th grade, my family settled in a double cul-de-sac neighborhood high up on the town limits, surrounded by four steep hills on all sides. When we moved in and met the neighbors, the first … Continue reading

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Conversations with Real Live Bilinguals: Tanya Barrios

Tanya Barrios (which I believe means ‘neighborhood’) is my sister’s BFF from her old job in a super hipstery social media factory. She lives in exclamation points and ‘OMGs’. Tanya goes above and beyond for her friends, loves craft beer, Notre Dame … Continue reading

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