How Many Languages Do You Speak?

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I speak three. How many do you speak? Whether they are national languages or international languages. Question 2. Do you have problem switching to a language when you travel? Me, not a serious problem but I experience these hics here and there. Sometimes I find myself pronouncing English words the French way when I'm in Nigeria. Or I might want to say something in one language but realize another one of the languages I know says it better. So I try to translate from one language to another. Question 3. With what language do you think? For me, it depends on the object of thought. If it is academical, I normally think with an international language. If it is domestic, I'm most likely to think in my native language. Question 4. Do you think it is gainful having multiple languages? -For me, yes. If you're into academics, you'll have better access to academic information. Why? Most books you read are a translation of the original version. If you understand the language in which the original version was written, you will have an authentic understanding of the book. Translated versions are never as authentic as the original versions. -If you're an international traveller, the world will be a village for you. -You can use languages to attract respect from people. The more languages you know, the more exposed people believe you are, and the more they respect you. -Lastly, languages are mirrors through which cultures are viewed. The more languages you know, the more cultures you know and the better you understand people.

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