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By Katy Gill


Forget Duolingo! This is a Trio-Lingo lesson – as these sweet siblings all learn Spanish together.

The two-year-old triplets Emi, Leo, and Cruz are all sat round in highchairs when their dad Edgardo starts giving them a fun Spanish lesson.

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When he asks them to identify each other, mum and dad, and their noses and ears, the cute trio giggle and point in unison.

Mum Chelsea rewards them each with a grape for their efforts. They also repeat the exercise in English.

Edgardo, 32, is a former GP from Mexico who now stays at home to look after the triplets in Canada.

He has been bringing the children up bilingually so they can speak with their grandparents in Mexico.

Each day he plays with them and takes them for lunch with Chelsea, 33, a government worker.

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Edgardo said: “I am the only person who speaks Spanish with them. Everyone else speaks English.

“We did our research before they were born and found out it was best to teach the children both languages from birth.

“Knowing two languages has huge advantages and I would like them to be able to speak to their grandparents in Mexico too.

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“They understand the same amount of English and Spanish but they say more words in English as they are easier. They are more likely to say ‘ball’ than ‘pelota’.

“It’s really not easy to look after them sometimes! Everything requires patents and planning.

“They are very easy to tell apart. Besides having different hair, they are all so different.”