Why does being bilingual mean "Spanish-speaking, we don't care if you can't even speak English very well"?

In some businesses I’ve been to in the United States that advertise themselves as having bilingual staff, I’ve noticed that most of the workers are Mexicans who yes, speak Spanish very well, but their English is horrible. I’m not trying to make fun of them for their English, but seriously, …

Why do Americans speak English better than Brits and why do Mexicans speak Espanol better than Spaniards?

It seems like all you cowards disagree with me. I am fluent in 4 languages and I can acertain that what I say is true. Maybe I was wrong by saying better, but it sure does sound more understandable. And to the guy that said colombians speak beautiful Spanish, they …

Why have American English speakers adopted the Mexican intonation?

I read a lot of anti-immigrant chatter here, but I notice that more and more Americans are using the same tonal "sentence end rise" typical of Mexican street Spanish. Calling it "Valley-speak" may fool some people, but discerning polyglots can spot it immediately. It is particularly prevalent in young people …

Do all Mexican-Americans speak Spanish, even if they are like 3rd generation?

You get Mexicans who’ve been in the US for several generations, do they still speak Spanish? Many are in Mexico. People like Robert Rodriguez and Eva Longoria have roots in the US for ages, do they still speak Spanish?? Why do Mexicans not lose their language, while all the Germans, …

I want to learn another language besides english I am mexican I want to learn another language I am taking fre

french but it’s very hard for me, it reminds me the spanish language because it has a word for everything.. I want to know another language I dont know german or french.. or what else.. it will be useful, I want to improve french as well but it’s not like …

When is it socially appropriate for immigrants to speak in their own language? When is it inappropriate?

In public, everyone should always speak in AMERICAN. Immigrants should only speak other languages at home. The ONE and ONLY exception to this rule is in restaurants oriented towards certain food types, such as waiters in a Mexican restaurant speaking to each other in Spanish, or in an Oriental Chinese …

Just because one is “part” Mexican, why is it in the opinion of some, that they must speak Spanish?

My 29-year old sister was basically chewed out by a complete stranger for not knowing how to speak Spanish–right here in America! We are about and 1/8 Mexican and an 1/8 Ecuadorian (with the other 75% being Danish, Dutch, French, Irish, Italian, and Scottish mixed in)–should we also be able …

What is the way to learn vocabulary in 3 languages so that you be equally bilingual?

I’m bad at english cause i’m shy and never spoke since 6 yrs old now i’m 26. i’m bad at spanish too because even though i come from mexican parents,school was in english, university was english, and yes i never had english speaking friends, but also never had spanish speaking …