Pomme de Terre
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Pomme de Terre

When your First Language is your Second Language

The struggle to learn what you should already know

Lunch at the Restaurant Fournaise (The Rowers’ Lunch) (1875) by Pierre-Auguste Renoir. In the public domain, CC0. Enhanced by rawpixel.com

My first language was Portuguese. It’s the language my parents spoke to me. The one their parents spoke to them. But I remember a time when my father would call me and all I could give him were yes-no answers.

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Leo Teixeira

Leo Teixeira

Newly-wed with a baby. Writing about Culture, Language, and Travel. Occasionally I publish pieces of advice to myself about writing or put my degree to work