My gf is the daughter of Korean immigrants. She has no noticeable accent, speaks only basic Korean, but understands it fluently. Growing up, my gf spoke with her parents almost exclusively in Korean, and as she grew older she started responding in English to everything but yes-or-no questions.
How common is this sort of half-fluency? How well do children of immigrants in your country tend to retain an understanding of their parents' native language?
to add: the chinese had the supermarket and shared a small space with a bolivian woman who had a fruit vending stand
the kid of the bolivian woman and the chinese little girl would play outside being watched by a cuban drunktard that spent too much time in the entrance
I'm also a Korean with similar circumstances, incidentally.
Being more exposed to English and less to my native language, I can be more articulate with English but not so with Korean. I could tell you half a dozen similar words for "like" right now but I'd struggle with Korean. I also occasionally say Korean phrases that technically makes sense in English but no one in Korea actually say. I end up sounding like an idiot so I feel comfortable with English, even though I could probably hold a simple conversation in Korean. This isn't accounting for the extra issue of words I never learned because I never took higher education in Korea.
tl;dr it's less about fluency and more about articulation, at least in my personal experience
If you aren't part of the blue-green master race, gas yourself.
You're probably just a status symbol m8, just wait till you get married and have a kid, she's just gonna forget about you, withhold sex and demand you buy her lots of things.
Are you the guy who was unable to get into the army due to bad vision or some other health related Disqualification.
>Are you the guy who was unable to get into the army due to bad vision or some other health related Disqualification.
No, must have been someone else.
I assume US army because I'd be ineligible for Korean army because I'm US citizen
>I'd be ineligible for Korean army because I'm US citizen
Kek, if your family reported you to the family registry and you vist south korea, you're liable to get conscripted, unless you renounce your citizenship. Its gonna easier to avoid being conscripted but, its still something you might have to worry aboutnif you visit and south Korea considers you a citizen.
I'm the same with Japanese Tbh. Can understand everything, but find it hard to express complicated emotions. I can easily get by in Japan without any language problems, but wouldn't be able to work in Japanese.
I'm fairly certain I lost dual citizenship a long time ago. I also heard US born Koreans can be conscripted somehow, but I think that applies to ones born after a certain year and I'm old enough to be exempt.
Besides, I'm not super eager to go back to Korea. I'd have to deal with family.