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my case

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i am english...my dad was an immigrant from east germany after WW2

i am bilingual

my wife is french - she is bilingual

my kids are bilingual...in fact, we spoke nothing but french at home when they were infants so they could grow up with a strong french base

when my wife's parents visit we all speak french
when my parents visit we all speak english



this is not an unusual family for some (but not all) parts of canada