What is your most compelling reason to learn a new language?

What is your most compelling reason to learn a new language?

1
33.3%

2
66.7%

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Hobbit
Posts47Likes 18Joined 3/9/2018Location

If u have other reasons please add it in the comments.

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Elf
Posts105Likes 21Joined 5/9/2018Locationlahore / PK

It is an interesting thing at first and secondly you develop confidence.

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Ent
Posts760Likes 466Joined 18/3/2018LocationBellingham / US
Native
English
Learning Korean
Other Chinese - Mandarin, French, Japanese, Russian, Spanish, Swahili, Tagalog, Thai

I don't understand the options

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Dwarf
Posts62Likes 27Joined 22/9/2018LocationLagos / NG
Native
English
Other French

Between the two options, I will be most compelled to learn a language that interests me and not because I'm travelling to that country. 

Why travelling can't influence me is because I already accept that I'm not a local and just a visitor. I am aware the locals will also treat me as such and be a little lenient in communicating with me. I also will be prepared to use non verbal languages and be very alert about every and any sign.

If I was to choose being an animal, I will like to be an Eagle.

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Elf
Posts105Likes 21Joined 5/9/2018Locationlahore / PK

very different opinion.

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Ranger
Posts230Likes 120Joined 16/9/2018Location
Native
Spanish
Other English, Italian

For me, I would love to expand my friend circle lol, just kidding. Everything about learning a new language is attracting to me, but my top ones are being able to communicate with others, understand music, especially operas and to work out my brain.

-Ari-

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Hobbit
Posts40Likes 28Joined 3/9/2018LocationCebu City / PH
Native
Cebuano, English, Tagalog
Other Arabic - Standard, Chinese - Mandarin, Korean, Malay

What's the third option?


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Elf
Posts125Likes 95Joined 3/9/2018LocationSkopje / MK
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Macedonian
Other Arabic - Gulf, English, French, Spanish, Serbian

Can you add for work? That would be my choice, but wouldn't know how to add, from phone at least not


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Hobbit
Posts36Likes 21Joined 4/9/2018LocationLaguna / PH
Native
Tagalog
Other English, Hindi, Japanese

It is a fun thing to make the local smile whenever you speak their language, every time you travel abroad. It is also one of the best ways to express how thankful you are to see what they have.


 

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Hobbit
Posts47Likes 18Joined 3/9/2018Location

Totally agree Vee. :)


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Hobbit
Posts29Likes 23Joined 4/9/2018LocationChicago, Illinois / US
Native
English
Other Indonesian, Spanish

A few of my students are learning English primarily to communicate better with their English-speaking boyfriends - another pretty compelling reason!

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Hobbit
Posts26Likes 13Joined 10/9/2018LocationCebu / PH
Native
Cebuano, English, Tagalog
Other Japanese, Spanish

Pure interest. I think learning different languages is a great idea. Not only does it gives you additional employment advantages but also helps you to communicate effectively with other people specifically the ones whose first language is the one that you're learning.

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Dwarf
Posts62Likes 27Joined 22/9/2018LocationLagos / NG
Native
English
Other French

I agree with Sarah Schaffer. I will totally learn a new language to communicate effectively with a loved one.

If I was to choose being an animal, I will like to be an Eagle.

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Hobbit
Posts36Likes 21Joined 4/9/2018LocationLaguna / PH
Native
Tagalog
Other English, Hindi, Japanese

SujithPrathap wrote:
Totally agree Vee. :)


I have more than 10 reasons actually. :) That's how fun learning a new language is. 

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Dwarf
Posts79Likes 46Joined 8/10/2018LocationCebu / PH
Native
Cebuano, English, Tagalog
Learning French, Japanese, Spanish

I'd say I had developed an interest when I got to meet a few people from that country.

Everyday is a learning journey. Keep going!


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