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It’s obvious that knowing more than one language can make certain things easier — like traveling or watching movies without subtitles. But are there other advantages to having a bilingual (or multilingual) brain? Mia Nacamulli details the three types of bilingual brains and shows how knowing more than one language keeps your brain healthy, complex and actively engaged.
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I can speak 5 languages. My mother tongue is Hazargi and since Farsi and Dari are quite similar to it, so I can speak and understand them too. Our national language is Urdu and along with that I have learned English since childhood. So yeah, I'm multilingual. 😊
I'm glad I have such a good grasp on the English language. I'm writing my first novel, and it's so much easier in English than it is in Dutch, one of the hardest languages in the world. And in Dutch, people always talk in dialect, but never write in said dialect. So Dutch books always sound very unnatural and cheesy. Ugh, I can't be happier about having a patient mom translating video game dialogue for me when I was little.
So, I have a story about this...
When I was 9 or 10, I was at my friend's house and we were browsing through youtube in my first language n. 1 - Czech (my first language n. 2 is French because I'm half Czech, half French uwu) and we first discovered what we can actually find on youtube. Then I went home and continued watching those videos with toys. Then I found a really interesting series with those toys but it was in english. I was vErY, VeRy bad at english in that time but I still watched it lol. I didn't understand much from the series and when it ended, I watched other videos in english because it was so entertaining. A year passed and I still kept watching those videos I didn't understand but one day, I relized *I was slowly learning english without even knowing all that time* and that I understood these videos pretty well! I started using the google translator to help me out with difficult words or to just check if I wrote that thing right more often to actually become perfectly fluent because from now on, it was easy. I was learning new difficult words everyday.
Now, everything on my tablet is in english and I think and talk to myself almost only in english. *I basically reprogrammed by brain* lol , but I still speak with my friends and parents in my first languages.
Now I'm learning spanish.
i lived in china for a while when i was kid and now im living in the us,,,,,, my reading and writing abilities have gone downhill, seriously T.T i feel so frustrated whenever i don't know a word, because i actually had really good skills in that area (apparently i was reading newspapers/other reading material in kindergarten) hnnnnnngh please wish me luck while i'm trying to regain my skills!
I see lots of comments saying 'oh I know French, German, Japanese...'
My question is why in the world would you ever wanted to learn such unnecessary and useless languages.
Go learn Portuguese, Spanish, Arabic and Mandarin those at the top tier list, those are the most import languages to learn, besides English of course.
My mother tongue is Spanish and I always wanted to learn English because is a useful tool in a globalised world so I decided to study hard every day and now I feel more confident and confortable with the language I would like to say that now I can think in two languages and its wonderful.
Ahora en Español.- Estoy muy contento de poder expresar mis pensamientos en dos idiomas creo que es fascinante y ademas divertido quisiera decirles a las personas que están interesadas en aprender un idioma que nada es imposible si se trabaja duro y se es constante.
So I'm compound, composite, and subordinate since I learned Canto and English together, Viet when I grew older, and Spanish through that filter process. It sounds cool to know more than one language until you forget one word in that language and substitute a word from a different language to replace it lmao
I'm fluent in Romanian(my native language), English(I learned in school and by myself) and Spanish(I lived there for almost 1 year). I understand French and Italian but I'm not able to speak them so good. I know some random phases in Korean, Japanese and Chinese. I really want to be a polyglot... My goal is to be able to speak 6-7 languages fluently! ♡
I speak six different languages at home withmy family which consists of: English, Chinese, Spanish, French, Japanese and Bahasa Malaysia, and most of the time we mix them up together into a sentence that has like, 3 languages. We call it the rogak language, as it is a food that mixes different fruits and vegetables together
Im form an Ex-Yugoslav country so i speak croatian/serbian/bosnian (whic are virtualy one and the same) so i can understand most other Slavic languages.
While knowing german i can understand some other germanic languages.
And english helps me understand other people because many people speak it.
I was born in Montreal Quebec. So My parents only talked to me in spanish for a long time, and I learned English through my pre school. And I learned French in kindergarten up until now. So I can speak three languages fluently, written and spoken. I am also picking up Arabic to speak with my sisters husband and her family. I am 15
im native in Bahasa Indonesia, English as my second language because it's mandatory subject for graduating school.. currently learning my third, Japanese because i just love anime xD
i can read arabic since im muslim by born and have already learn Hijaiyah alphabet, so arabic should be my 4th after conquered japanese.. wish me luck good people :D
I can speak uhm 2 only filipino(native language) and english (it's like i've known it since I was born) and I'm trying to learn japanese (still stuck at hiragana though, Im slowly learning it cause in school we speak (bisaya,one of the filipino uhh whatcha call it anyways idk either😅)
Most of South Korean post-millenium generations are bilingual due to extreme English education. And if you have ever studied Korean language you'll notice that English and Korean is the most different language to each other. Being bilingual with two completely different language: is this lucky?
Well I’m a French Canadian, but the school system here gives us English classes as soon as we’re 5 or 6 years old. I think I’m also more fluent in English than most of my classmates because I watch a lot of videos and movies and listen to a lot of music in English and I also chat with people in English. I also had some Spanish classes from 13 to 16 but I can’t say I’m as fluent as I am in English. So to the younger ones, start learning now, you have more room in your brain to learn some languages, good luck 😉
I was born with a French mother and a Spanish dad so I grew up with both languages (Spanish and French) and when I started English, I was able to speak it almost fluently after three years (I was learning English only at school three hours per week and I had some really bad teachers so believe me its a feat x) ) so I think that if you speak I don't know German and Japenese (or even more languages) for example, it will be easier to know another new language
And I think when you talk more the one language you also have different personality.. I am native Portuguese from Brazil .. and second language Italian .. and I understand when I am Italian speak I have different behavior I am confronted , anxious and hard character haha .. like Brazilian I am more easy and relax .. happy haha I like both . Italian give me more atitude then when I was just Brazilian
I can speak both Engllish and Spanish fluently. My native language is Spanish and learned English at 14 when I moved to the US, right know I'm waiting to enroll in my first Korean language course at my university since I already learned hangul and know a few words which made me even more interested in learning korean. My goal in life is to learn 4+ languages fluently.
dutch is my native language, I was born and raised in the Netherlands and so are my parents. I learnt english in school but primarely by playing games. I also speak German and French, which I both learnt in school. Now I’m in the midst of learning Korean
I speak English, Arabic, French, Turkish and Korean fluently
planning to start Iranian, Spanish and Italian, so wish me luck !
to all people out there who gonna tell me Spanish is easy, it isn't abt how hard it is it's that I feel like I have to more than I want to, it doesn't sound good to my ears...
I was born in the Philippines so I can speak tagalog fluently then when I was 8 years old I moved to Canada and I to this day I still live here. I now know how to speak tagalog, English, French, Spanish, fish, dog, korean, hindi, Punjabi, Mandarin, alien, Arabic, water, fire, book, cabinet, Polish, and German fluently
My first language is Russian, my second language is Belarussian, I started learn it in fist grade of school (6 y.o). In third grade I started learn English (10 y.o.). Now I 17 and I have started learn French and Japanese
Yo hablo español y estoy empezando con el ingles, algo que es cierto es que el español no es tan fácil y los verbos pueden ser una dificultad, pero algo que es cierto es que primero tienes que aprender hablar y escuchar después escribir y leer español.
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