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I speak English and know this much of Spanish.....Hola, como estas?...That's about all I got...
Its a shame really if parents speak multiple languages yet not teach it to their kids...I pers find it wonderful if you can get around speaking diff languages.
Apart from English am fluent in German; do some French & Italian and some sign language (to with my hubby i generally leave signing to him). I understand some Spanish (cause its a lot like french/ italian) but i'd dare wanna speak it lol
And my ex boss (from the Netherlands) thought me some fancy words in dutch; not that i'd get around with these words but i sure could cuss someone out lol
And its true, if you don't use it you loose it; same here with the french. The only reason I think my languages stuck with me so long cause I was blessed to work for a large Cooperation that had a super multi-cultural set up (was pretty neat working with people from all over the world).
For our kids; I'd raise them bilingual (German and sign).