My kids are not fluent in Korean <hang my head in shame> but we speak a few Korean words and expressions around the house. The kids say ‘please’ and ‘thank you’ and other simple phrases but they know that they are Korean. They call their grandmother ‘Halmoni’ but they know that is the Korean word for grandmother, likewise for uncle and aunt. Apparently this one did not realize that “Apa” is the Korean word for “Dad”! 🙂
I grew up in a Dutch Canadian home and similarly there were a few Dutch words that we always used and it wasn’t until I was a teenager did I realize that they weren’t English!
Did you grow up in a multilingual home? What words did you think were English?