When abuela tries to speak english

when abuela tries to speak english

I always thought it was more respectful to do that with elders, and I was never able to do that with my aunts and uncles.

That really made me angry lol. It's very common in immigrant or multilingual families for people to speak to each other and reply in different languages, depending on how strong they are in what they consider their second language. I love that she is the only one beside Rogelio who speaks Spanish in the show. All rights reserved. But we're not allowed to treat one another badly.

I understand she was afraid but that doesn't change the fact that what she did to him was mean. Use of this site constitutes acceptance of our User Agreement and Privacy Policy.

when abuela tries to speak english

Submit a new link. It's interesting that she speaks English now, even though in the beginning episodes she clearly says she doesn't speak English. Its the language they are each more comfortable using. Want to add to the discussion?

When Abuela Tries to Speak English

Welcome to Reddit, the front page of the internet. Yes to this. Here is one about Chuck Norris: The way how Alba speaks in Spanish and Jane responds in English is pretty accurate in my household. Also, why does she speak to everyone in Spanish? I actually really appreciated that they gave Magda and Petra a "backstory" for speaking English together.

It's just what's comfortable and familiar, and often there are expressions or phrases I can use in Chinese that I can't express in English.

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Log in or sign up in seconds. To add to Alba speaking Spanish with nearly everyone, if my parents encounter someone who speaks the same language as them they're going to speak it. It's just realistic. I think it is great.

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I think the talking Spanish thing is only intended as a gag, kind of like Raj in the Big Bang theory not being able to talk to women without alcohol. She said she would never love him as much as her husband, but ended up deciding on yes!

when abuela tries to speak english

Even though this does make communication difficult down the road, especially for third generations, they make this decision because they feel it will give their children the best chances in the US. Lastly, have fun!


I never disliked Alba. If my mother was speaking to me in Spanish, I would respond in Spanish and vise versa with English. I also come from a bilingual family and this is exactly how it is.