Monday, 17 December 2007

Translator, please!

One thing that's often said about multilingual people is that they are bad translators or interpreters. I am not so sure.

Lilia often says something to Souad in Arabic or French, then turns to me and repeats it in German (or sometimes English). Or the other way round.

She does not do it all the time, and we have not yet found a pattern. But she surely can translate and interpret.