Bilingual · Brazil · Marriage · Portuguese

The perks of being bilingual

“OMG! I love you accent!”

Everybody in a multinational relationship, and specially the ones who live away from their birth country is used to hear that all the time.

Yeah. I know. If you are bilingual like me, you know that hearing that gets old very quickly. But fear not, what most of those people don’t know is that there are a lot of benefits of speaking more than one language, and I’ll list that here:

  1. Better jobs prospective
  2. Increased cognitive function
  3. Protection against dementia
  4. Memory boost
  5. Ability to learn other languages easily
  6. Better listening skills
  7. More flexibility in thinking
  8. More tolerance towards other cultures

 

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