Asked • 06/03/19

Can you be a native speaker in two languages?

I was not born in an English-speaking country, but since birth, my mom spoke to me in one language and my dad another. It was and still is a bit of a mishmash, but I started kindergarten in America, and English is the language I'm best at. It's also the language I use and have used the most. Would English be considered my native tongue even if I was not born in an English-speaking country?

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Bruce C. answered • 07/13/20

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Gene G. answered • 06/04/19

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Benjamin P. answered • 06/04/19

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