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jangrau, we do exactly the same thing you described (and are also English and German speakers, although we live in the US and speak only German at home). DD1 is 18 months old and clearly understands both languages (will do what you ask in either). She can say quite a few words in both languages. Until recently, she only used the German OR the English word for something. (I.e., she called cars "Auto" but said "eat" in English) Just in the last week, though, she's started switching between the English and German words for one object (calling a car both "car" and "Auto").

It is so fascinating to watch language develop in a bilingual child!
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Originally Posted by EVC View Post
For a good "starter" book, I recommend you read this:

http://www.amazon.com/Raising-Biling...460957&sr=8-10
Thank you for the book recommendation and everyone for sharing your experience. We want to raise our baby speaking greek and english and I had no idea how it was going to work out. Of course I still have time to reasearch but it helps to hear it from other parents
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