10 Reasons Why Being Bilingual Gives You an Edge

Bilingual is Better is a very helpful and informative book by Ana L. Flores and Roxana Soto. The title expresses a big truth that multicultural parents already know, but that people who speak only one language may not be fully aware of.

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Here are 10 reasons why being bilingual gives you an edge:

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1.- Studies have shown that bilingual people are smarter!

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2.- You can think of more concepts as some don’t translate into other languages.

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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.

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5.- You are more likely to succeed professionally.

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6.- Your odds of meeting the man of your life double!

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7.- You can curse at your suegra in your second language and she won’t bat an eye.

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8.- Your kids will know you mean business when you threaten to bring out the “chancleta.”

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9.- You can watch telenovelas in Spanish and soaps in English!

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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.]