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#TruthTuesday: I Confuse My Words Because I’m Bilingual

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#TruthTuesday: I Confuse My Words Because I’m Bilingual

That’s when it dawned on me…dun dun dun…my bilingualism was the culprit! I had issues yo.

So many of you may not know this, but I’m Dominican! I kid, I kid. If you’ve followed my career from inception, you know how much I love my culture – even if I hate the “que lo que’s” and “ta to” linguists.

What you may not know is that this Dominican’s first language was Spanish, which makes certain things hard to translate. I still sometimes think in Spanish and many bilingual people can relate. So my confession for today is super silly and kind of cute, if I do say so myself. It’s also super embarrassing! For the longest time when someone blew gas I used to say, “Somebody threw a fart.” But that’s not right, you see. It’s “someone farted.” I said it wrong because en Español you say, “Se tiro un peo.” When you translate that it’s (you guessed it) “someone threw a fart.”

I didn’t realize my mistake until college when my friend, Kendall, asked, “What do you mean? Like, you throw a baseball?” That’s when it dawned on me…dun dun dun…my bilingualism was the culprit! I had issues yo. And till this day I find it hard not to say..well, you know.

PLUS: What Happened When My Black Boyfriend Met My Dominican Family

Let me know your confession today on #TruthTuesday. Cause it’s confession time! Don’t be shy; share, share, share!

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Sujeiry is a natural storyteller, dynamic radio show host and the proud CEO of LoveSujeiry.com. She's been at this digital media and content creation game for 15 plus years and pours her heart and soul onto LoveSujeiry.com - the only site for Latinas on all things love. After realizing there was a void in the love/relationship Latina media market, she took matters into her own hands and became the go-to sex and relationship expert on Latinx platforms. The former sex and relationship expert on Latina.com works diligently and passionately to encourage women of color to be their authentic selves as they navigate all things love.

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