|Leïla and our daughter|
Photo by Rudi Wells
While we were debating this topic, Leïla said something and I replied "you can't say that". That's when she got upset. You see, "you can't say that" in English, in the context of the conversation, means "you're saying something not supported by the information presented." Except Leïla heard, "you're not allowed to express your opinions."
Though she's fluent in English, it's easy for me to forget that French is her first language.