Teaching your child a second language can have all kinds of benefits, such as introducing them to different cultures and making it easier for them to learn other languages in the future. But as Chris Hemsworth has learned, it can also get you into some sticky situations if you don鈥檛 speak that language, too.

In an interview on The Ellen DeGeneres Show on Thursday, the Australian star opened up about his home life with his wife, actress Elsa Pataky, who is from Spain and can converse in either English or Spanish.

When the host asked if the couple is raising their three children 鈥 daughter India Rose, who turns six next month, and four-year-old twin sons Tristan and Sasha 鈥 to be bilingual, Hemsworth confirmed that they are, and that all three are fluent in both languages.

As wonderful as that is, the Thor actor admitted that it sometimes presents a bit of a problem for him, because when his wife is scolding their kids in Spanish, he often has no clue what鈥檚 going on and has to fake it. 鈥淢y wife will be telling them off and I鈥檒l be standing there like, 鈥楾hat鈥檚 right!'鈥 he joked, adding that when his wife is done talking, he usually has to ask, 鈥溾榃hat does that mean?'鈥

Hemsworth also said that his wife鈥檚 ability to switch languages can be a signal to him that he鈥檚 in trouble. 鈥淲hen I hear the Spanish directed at me, it鈥檚 usually in unfortunate, controversial, aggressive situations,鈥 he confessed. 鈥淪o I鈥檓 just thinking, 鈥榃hat is she saying right now?鈥 and 鈥榃hat鈥檚 my comeback to this?鈥 When we鈥檙e fighting, basically 鈥 which is never! If she gets angry enough, she鈥檒l drop the English fa莽ade.鈥

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