Baburra Posted February 2, 2014 Report Share Posted February 2, 2014 I love my native language - Filipino, but I have to admit, it's awfully difficult to use to write. Without going too much into the specifics, let's just say that most English words consisting of one or two syllables would usually translate into 4 or 5 syllables when using the Filipino word counterpart. For example "Farmer" would translate as "Magsasaka".Growing up, I've also heard a lot of my classmates in school iterate that reading in Filipino is very hard for them too for the same reasons. Granted, if it's a casual conversation then there is more leeway to use simpler words, but even then it's still hard to construct complete sentences without at least incorporating one or two English words in there somewhere. When writing in English, however, I can be as specific as I can be when expressing my thoughts without much compromise. I guess it's because I / we grew up reading in English more even if we always spoke in our native language, or perhaps it's just really a lot more suitable for writing.How about you guys, do you write in your native language just as easily as you speak it, or are you more comfortable using English when it comes to writing like me? Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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