Language People


Photo by Garry Knight

This post never existed in my head in Portuguese.

The other day I was thinking about when the last time I had a thought in Portuguese was, and I couldn’t remember, which made me sad. I guess that’s what happens when you move to a country where they don’t speak your language and when your friends and work colleagues are either local or from different countries too.

But even though I don’t really get to speak in my own language much, when I’ve known someone for some time my first instinct is still to address them in Portuguese, which makes me happy (but can also be embarrassing).

There’s not really a point to this story.