From the Archives: On Language and Love | Speaking of China

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  1. Laura
    Laura June 13, 2013 at 2:15 am | | Reply

    Mixing languages can be pretty fun!
    We do it often but just kind of joking.
    In Spanish I usually end words with “ito/ita, ino/ina…” so i do that with some Chinese and English words, let’s say I give them my own touch.
    Now that I can call Tony husband I use the words “husbanito” and “laocunito”…
    And he does the same with some other words too!

  2. chinaelevatorstories
    chinaelevatorstories June 15, 2013 at 2:33 pm | | Reply

    @Laura: I totally agree! Although my husband can only say a few things in German, it’s fun to make use of the few words he can use on a daily basis. And we can say things to each other without other people actually knowing what we’re talking about, adding to the fun.

    We mostly talk in Chinese though and I am not always able to express all of my thoughts the way I’d like to be able to. I guess I’m not the only one with this problem though.

  3. kathleensnydermft
    kathleensnydermft June 26, 2013 at 12:53 am | | Reply

    It’s doesn’t matter if you both speak different languages, what’s important is that your hearts understand one another without even saying a word. Acceptance and willingness to cope up with changes are great factors show love other than what languages can do.

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