Actor Choi Woo Shik Shares His Bilingual Struggle As He Can’t Stay Fluent In Both Korean And English

This must be the case of being “byelingual”, right? šŸ˜‚

Actor Choi Woo Shik recently showed off his bilingual skills on tvN‘s Youn’s Stay while hosting visitors from Australia and the Netherlands.

And while many became impressed by his English, Choi Woo Shik vented about the struggle of being bilingual and how he doesn’t think he can keep up in either of the languages.

There are people who are very skilled with languages. But I don’t think I can speak two languages myself.

ā€” Choi Woo Shik

While Choi Woo Shik is known to speak both Korean and English as a Korean Canadian…

… he explained why he doesn’t think he can ever be fluent in both.

Before, I would just think in English and then speak English. But now, I think in Korean, and I translate that into English.

ā€” Choi Woo Shik

When one of the guests asked which language he dreams in, Choi Woo Shik confirmed that has changed as well.

I used to dream in English before, but now I dream in Korean.

ā€” Choi Woo Shik

Choi Woo Shik immigrated to Canada when he was 12 years old, but in hopes to pursue acting, he returned to Korea in 2010. He recently skyrocketed to fame with the award-winning film, Parasite.

Source: Dispatch