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AsianNerd (2 days ago)
I’m South Korean. When I was a baby, I didn’t want to learn any more. So they stopped teaching me. Now I struggle to learn. I’m Korean American. I want to learn before I grow old because my dad always says it’s harder when your older.
Sommy Bunny (4 days ago)
Y U NO TELL ME U HAF CAMBODIA AMERICAN!?! I CAMBODIA AMERICAN
Jr Animator (8 days ago)
lol learning my language is a total burden. it all started bc of interest and i dont know why, but there was always this 'force' that kept me learning it even though it was just so hard. practically no one speaks it in my family anymore. i hope my mom hasnt deleted those audio files we recorded for her phd dissertation. i'm literally learning from a dictionary published in 1992, a bad english-dusun dictionary and my mom's dissertation! the local newspapers only show like ONE page in dusun and it was all in a different dialect i couldnt understand.
Mister Doom's (11 days ago)
Korean girl is pretty
Adrinescence C (12 days ago)
It's really sad because their parents should try to force it actually, because it's such a great chance to speak 2 languages and your kids may not like it at first but it's necessary
Alina Thao (12 days ago)
Well I’m Hmong ;-;
Yunjin Karki (13 days ago)
Oh that Indian girl!! I love her Saranghae❤️
ooOmegAaa (14 days ago)
the asian is a hive mind, not a human
strawberry jamin (15 days ago)
I’m Vietnamese and when I speak to my family I speak like vietnglish.
Ron Smith26 (16 days ago)
I am one of them..a Thai/American. I know this pain
Ser Petiks (16 days ago)
hahahahahahhaa her 'patawad' sounds like 'patuwad' (bend over)
Jack Austin (18 days ago)
I know more japanese than these kids even though i'm not from japan.Why ANIME ANIME ANIME ...
Sunforged (2 days ago)
They're not from Japan tho
Jack Austin (18 days ago)
lolloloooololollolo savage kids
Pam Jack (18 days ago)
I'm from South Africa and this is so sad.. Most of our people speak two or more languages cause there's 11 official languages (excluding the mixture/slang of these).. Point is we try and teach our people the languages so we don't go through this where a person only knows English and can't communicate with others or loved ones. Maybe Americans should adopt this nature.
B KG (18 days ago)
I can speak like 3 languages fluently. And just some bits and snippets of a few others but not nearly enough to be even close to fluent in them.
Tania KTH (20 days ago)
Thanks to my parents whom first learnt me bangla before french So that i can keep the culture
LonelyMan Rabby (22 days ago)
Monoglots should deserve punch and insult. That's what my country hates Americans.
Brian Lee (23 days ago)
Indian American girl EXTRA THICCC
I can speak -English -Urdu -Hindi -Odia -Weeb language -Meme language The language of my mind
p.s. (24 days ago)
She really just cried damn just learn the damn language
Matthew Anden (25 days ago)
ข้อยหวังว่าเจ้าจะภูมิใจในตัวข้อย อื้ออออออออ
Melina Gaitanopoulou (27 days ago)
I never got to learn Greek but I've got a lot of family over there and my immediate family are all fluent but me (they didn't teach me). It really is upsetting because you can't actually get to know your family that well because you can't have a conversation. I was trying to learn Greek so I could have a big chat with my yiayia but she passed away before I got round to doing it. It really sucks. Feels like a part of you is missing when you don't learn your native language
kelvin urena (27 days ago)
Ever heard the word YouTube, online etc? Stop making excuses!!!
Melina Gaitanopoulou (27 days ago)
+kelvin urena I'm in school and have no money, I really really would if I could
kelvin urena (27 days ago)
What a sad excuse, go out and learn!!!!
Diego Arroyo (29 days ago)
If they struggle to speak their native language, it's not their native language.
JBL (30 days ago)
are they all adopted?
Tika Shankar (1 month ago)
As a Nepali American myself I LOVE my language. I mean I get to speak in front people who don't understand and talk about them(I not mean)
Draco Malfoy (1 month ago)
I'm a full asian (Malaysia) but i speak American AND British
antonio Marks (1 month ago)
I don't get why some parents don't teach their children the families native language and would only teach them the language of the country they are currently in. I have a heritage of Italian and Spanish lol do you wanna guess which language my family taught me ?
Morro is my favorite (1 month ago)
Am I the only Vietnamese person who was born here that can read, talk, write, and understand my language? I feel really lucky about that. I think this is some skill I was born with.
Tony Nguyen (1 month ago)
I wish I can learn Spanish..it would be a great benefit business wise in southern CA
Tony Nguyen (1 month ago)
If u can't speak your own native language ( doesn't have to be perfect ) than that's bad...u don't have to read in your own language but at least speak a little ... I'm vietnamese...my mother never taught me vietnamese, I never knew my dad, my stepdad is Caucasian, and I have no siblings and I still speak vietnamese......u guys should just dye your hair blonde and pretend to be white people than
Jenny Kim (12 days ago)
Never thought I could relate to someone that much, my single mother never taught me and my siblings always speak Norwegian to me, but I can still speak/read/write it fairly well (not fluent but fairly enough that people in VN understand me). I do feel bad for them, but it's also not an excuse for not trying to learn their parents language.
Bac si Gà bé (1 month ago)
Stupid Americans
Xerkies (1 month ago)
I’m also Cambodian American and also Italian. My mom never taught me khmer.
Chunky Kitty (1 month ago)
I'm Korean
Asit Waghmare (1 month ago)
so Asian Americans can't speak in their native tongue I thought they are bilingual in English n their native language
ThatMLGDorito (1 month ago)
*_T H E F I R S T D U D E ' S G L A S S E S_*
khmerxstylex781 (1 month ago)
All of you should be ashame
Elgun Eliyev (1 month ago)
Most of the population that lives in America are not real americans. They have come from an english generation. But I believe that these guys are original americans!
Y T (1 month ago)
Damn it. It's like the same old computer hardware installed with Linux rather than Windows.
zynkdina huon (1 month ago)
I'm Cambodian.
Abby Southida (1 month ago)
I'm Laotian and I was born in America and every time I say I wanna go to see Laos, my Dad would tell me I have to know how to speak Lao to communicate when rlly no one ever taught me.. even when my parents cook papaya salad or anything Lao related, they make fun of me for not knowing how to eat, well, I could eat khao piek sen cuz that's sooo gud but srsly😂😭
None of Your business (1 month ago)
Indian girl is so beautiful do you guys know her social media
Moskey Borasi (1 month ago)
Cambodia 🇰🇭🇰🇭🇰🇭
WolfSkyB LGD (1 month ago)
White wash -.-
PyroTheCat (1 month ago)
glad to have English ancestry now
Magical Magic (1 month ago)
cambodican dude looks like the dad from simpsons
AlanaSoKawaii (1 month ago)
im american so i obviously speak english and im learning spanish to its full extent. if you wanna know the app im using to read, write, speak, listen and comprehend in spanish its lingo deer, they have korean, chinese, japananese, spanish, portuguese, french and german
Jeff Liggett (1 month ago)
If I tried to speak the language of my ancestors (Gaelic) I would also be just as bad at it, but then again no one in my family has spoken than language in almost 270 years and I doubt they spoke it much back then as the Celtic languages are dying out.
TheWangMaster1106 (1 month ago)
Stop laughing because that makes you look even more stupid
TheWangMaster1106 (1 month ago)
nothing should be the excuse, it is your fault if you cannot speak the language that your parents speak
MR. Grandayy Beast (1 month ago)
Tuwad pamore haha
MR. Grandayy Beast (1 month ago)
Hahah patuwad
xiiyaenxzi (2 months ago)
It seems like most people here are quick to judge people,not understanding things from other people's perspective and anti-SJWs who are just as sensitive or probably worst than SJWs
Umar Yusuf (2 months ago)
I’m so happy I can speak my language Urdu 🇵🇰🇵🇰🇵🇰🇵🇰🇵🇰🇵🇰🇵🇰🇵🇰🇵🇰🇵🇰🇵🇰
Wise Goat (16 days ago)
Ayy fellow Pakistani 🇵🇰
TehBlueStitch (2 months ago)
Where the Vietnamese people???
Hugo Sue (2 months ago)
This is exactly how I feel because I’m Chinese and I always hear My family speak Chinese
가비 가비 (2 months ago)
I mean I was born in America and I was raised around Creole-speakers. It never got stuck in my mind. I’m still learning but it gets difficult once you get older. I wanna communicate with ma fam but I needa take the time to learn.
Nad (2 months ago)
not teaching your kids your native language is crime, pls don't do it
Albert Nguyen (2 months ago)
I find this video interesting. My legal surname is Ramirez (I am part Asian myself, though), and the only word I know in Spanish is "Hola."
makawan poomcharean (2 months ago)
Oh who is that Indian girl ? She is very cute.
Robert Gorman (2 months ago)
Indians aren't Asian. They are half Indo-Aryan(Caucasoid), and half Dravidian(Australoid).
rosalia wu (2 months ago)
o hey look at that im crying this is fine
Douglas Campbell (2 months ago)
At the risk of pointing out the obvious, their native language is English.
SUPREMO22 (2 months ago)
I know how to speak Tagalog......
kevyn0921 (2 months ago)
?? I moved to cali when i was 9 and im 22 and im still part fluent in tagalog
Jade Chen (2 months ago)
I am Chinese American. I speak fluent Mandarin Chinese. 我是美國華僑. wo shi mei guo hua qiao. 我會講流利的國語. wo hui jiang liu li de guo yu.
Nigel Marvin (2 months ago)
My mum was originally from China. When she came to America she hated China because of Communism and what it has caused our family. So, she never forced my sisters and I to learn Mandarin. Today, she regrets what she has done. And when I have kids, I am going to make them learn Mandarin.
Radical Rainbow (2 months ago)
My mom is so smart she knows 4 languages!
Frank Sinatra (2 months ago)
I don't wanna judge but you should learn your mother tongue, it is your heritage, it doesn't matter even if you were born in America or stayed there for years... Never give up your heritage. Your countries are ancient, powerful with astonishing history... Represent
Frank Sinatra (28 days ago)
Jossan Molla true... They have to carry their countries in their hearts... You are so right
Jossan Molla (28 days ago)
I totally agree with you. In my opinion it's not entirely their fault. The parents are to blame. They should have taught their mother tongue because their children would have automatically learnt English simply by going to school
Lana the Redhead (2 months ago)
bhooooo hoooo boooo hoooo translate that you lazy f*ckers - go take lessons and stop whining
DVS (2 months ago)
Ichi, ni, san, yon, go, roku, shichi, hachi, kyu, jyuu...
Malisa R (2 months ago)
Linguistically speaking, in order to be fluent and be confident in a language, you have to not only listen to understand from different people speaking in different accents or dialects, but you also have to practice speaking it too. It's incredibly difficult to be fluent in a language if one doesn't have a community and a variety of situations to practice it. I totally relate with the Laotian American guy, I myself am also Laotian American that speaks it conversationally, but it's so difficult explaining my field of study and the things I learn in college, engage in deep conversation regarding religion, politics, and values because I don't have the vocabulary for it. So please don't carry that burden and blame yourself. You're a living legacy that gets to live out the American dream in which our immigrant parents can only dream of.
Ethanhat (2 months ago)
I've been learning korean for a month and a half and I'm really happy that I understood what that girl was saying! 사랑해요!
Jassy Films (2 months ago)
I'm a Spanish half Filipino and i can't even follow the spanish accent
Solomon Fish (2 months ago)
That's where it comes to the end of culture generations as it expands finally it will be vanished..
I really love that Indian girl. She so beautiful
Andjac (2 months ago)
Native language? If english is their first language, then that is their native language. Your heritage or ethnicity doesn't change that.
J Bump (2 months ago)
I'm American-Filipino and I do not understand filipino
Luna Lak (2 months ago)
I'm with you khmer is hard to speak but ya know I'm 12 younger khmer kids know more khmer than me ;-;
Pokemon Go (2 months ago)
I'm Viet Irish
Joyik 69 (2 months ago)
Ya know, instead of crying about it, they could just, ya know, LEARN THE LANGUAGE. MiNdBlOwN
Johanna Sjöberg Olson (2 months ago)
Swedish, English and Spanish, yo.
Victoria Douangmala (2 months ago)
Sabadi
Isabella Maree (2 months ago)
I'm Filipino American
John McKay (2 months ago)
I feel this so much. When the British colonized New Zealand they almost killed off the entire native population. Our language and culture was hanging by a thread but its getting stronger again. One day i hope to be able to speak my native tongue.
Timon NguyenPhuoc (2 months ago)
I can speak it great sooooo...... Still love you guys though
guruprasad YM (2 months ago)
well.......Hindi is a indo-aryan language that belongs indo-european language groups. its like english and Hindi are distant cousins.
nananananananana batman (2 months ago)
I'm asian-American but I can speak my parents' language as well because I lived in my parents' country most of my childhood.. I wonder what it's like to speak different language from my own family 😥😥
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Chris 61982 (2 months ago)
is that Indian girl mixed?
Okie Dokie (2 months ago)
AYEEEEE CAMBODIANS UNITE🇰🇭
Goten Prohm (2 months ago)
🇰🇭🇰🇭
Qué triste es que la gente sea ignorante y no enseñe su idioma a sus propios hijos por sus prejuicios o creencias eurocéntricas.
ULGMX (2 months ago)
European languages are derived from India. Europe is Atlantic Asia and thus Europeans are Atlantic Asians. White is a Indian Subrace Western civilisation is a Indian subculture
Kalenz (3 months ago)
wheres japanese?
Jan :3 (3 months ago)
In our country hindi means no
Moskovskaya Narodnaya (3 months ago)
Russian people like me, we lose our fathers in wars. Or we lose them when they die on vodka. Americans cry because they cannot speak a language.
Lola Cute (3 months ago)
I'm Thai French but I speak more languages for some reason like Chinese Japanese Lao German Spanish
Anwylyd Fynghariad (3 months ago)
Patuwad??? Magtagalog ka ng walang american twang beeetchnut!
clankle (3 months ago)
lmao my parents taught me turkish from when i was little and im so happy they did because they don’t speak english to each other so if i didn’t know then i wouldn’t understand what they’re saying. i love speaking it in public tbh it feels more private and personal bc no one can eavesdrop idk why people don’t like it (maybe it’s because i like in nyc and there are many people that don’t speak english so english speakers are less judgmental)
Zoë Kpop lover. (3 months ago)
i can speak Korean better than her and i’m Japanese

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