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How many languages is it possible to know?

I admit that I am not a genius. I have never had an idea that I would end up speaking more than one language but it happened.. in my early 20s I found myself speaking more than 4 languages... few years later a coupe of languages came along and I learned them as well... Why? I don't know.
true to be told I didn't go to university for this, I only went for Communication Science. after learning all those languages, it made me believe;
if I can, then anyone can (but maybe not everyone)

How many languages do you speak?
If you could learn one more foreign langues, what would it be?
What stopped you from learning more than one (if you speak only one)
why is it so important to learn any foreign language when we want a global village, and what language should be spoken in that village?

an interesting article to be read about the capacity and ability of human brain in learning and knowing languages:



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    Mar 8 2013: The language is a tool for communication, relationship and making it part of the culture of people.
    I speak basque, spanish, english and french and for me is important to try to learn even a little the language of the place you are visiting or people who you are meeting so is a way to show interest and respect for other cultures and enrich oneself. Multiculture is something nice and rich and global world should not mean lost identity but an opportunity to improve.
    I would like to learn arabic, chinese or japanese languages totally different to mine... I try with german but... no time enough...
    • Mar 8 2013: hey Jesus,

      Thanks for you comment...

      let me remind you that we all have got 24 hours, no matter where we are and who we are. this is one of the universal laws we can't argue with, but how we use that 24 hours depend on us.

      one thing about word: "try" - there is no such thing as try... either you do it or you don't do it!
      If I were to say: " TRY to stand up! " what would your action be?

      and one more thing...
      Anything you say after "but" is automatically eliminates what you have said before "but"
      specially when it is about something that you want.

      compare these sentences:

      I want a cup of coffee now but I am not going to get it.
      I want a cup of coffee now and I am going to get it.

      when you make a negative statement that has to do with your ability and capacity, you send your mind to sleep:
      when you question to your mind about your ability and capacity, you send your mind to work and find solution.

      I can't learn it! (mind is going to sleep)
      How can I learn it! (mind starts to work till it find a solution)

      Glad you learned some many languages, in Andalusia I has having hard time to meet locals who could speak at least one more language than Andaluuuu... (the Andalusian accent).

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