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

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

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Posts47Likes18Joined3/9/2018Location

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

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Posts105Likes22Joined5/9/2018Locationlahore / PK

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

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Posts964Likes611Joined18/3/2018LocationBellingham / US
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Learning Chinese - Mandarin, French, Japanese, Korean, Russian, Spanish, Swahili, Tagalog, Thai

I don't understand the options

I'm reading the Malazan Book of the Fallen.

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Posts62Likes27Joined22/9/2018LocationLagos / NG
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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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Posts105Likes22Joined5/9/2018Locationlahore / PK

very different opinion.

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Posts230Likes121Joined16/9/2018Location
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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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Posts41Likes28Joined3/9/2018LocationCebu City / PH
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Other Arabic - Standard, Chinese - Mandarin, Korean, Malay

What's the third option?


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Posts125Likes95Joined3/9/2018LocationSkopje / 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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Posts36Likes22Joined4/9/2018LocationLaguna / PH
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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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Posts47Likes18Joined3/9/2018Location

Totally agree Vee. :)


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Posts29Likes23Joined4/9/2018LocationChicago, Illinois / US
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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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Posts26Likes13Joined10/9/2018LocationCebu / PH
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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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Posts62Likes27Joined22/9/2018LocationLagos / NG
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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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Posts36Likes22Joined4/9/2018LocationLaguna / PH
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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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Posts145Likes61Joined8/10/2018LocationCebu / PH
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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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