October 3, 2019
Lara Ries, a sophomore, speaks portuguese at home.
NAEYE: Where are you from? Did you move here from somewhere else?
Lara R: I moved here from Brazil in the middle of 2016
NAEYE: What languages do you speak?
Lara R: I speak Portuguese and English
NAEYE: Which language do you speak more often? Or have you spoken it your whole life?
Lara R: I think I speak Portuguese more often, and I have spoken it my whole life.
NAEYE: How long have you been speaking that language? / which language did you learn first?
Lara R: I learned Portoguese before English
NAEYE: Do your parents speak English? If not how does it feel to be the translator between your parents and others?
Lara R:They do speak English
NAEYE: Does it ever get annoying when people ask you to speak your language? Or asking blunt questions
Lara R:Not really, I mean, they’re trying to find more knowledge about it so I don’t
really mind it.
NAEYE: Any challenges?
Lara R: Sometimes I get a lot of grammar errors, but that’s about it.
NAEYE: Does knowing more than one language help with your language studies at school, or does it make it harder?
Lara R: It does help because they are both from Latin.
NAEYE: Could you tell us your favorite joke or pun in that language, and explain what it means
Lara R:“O que um cupim disse para outro? Me dá um cupim de água?” It translates to “What did the termite say to the other? Can you give me a small cup of water?”