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Edwin Nazarian

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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:

http://mentalfloss.com/article/49138/how-many-languages-it-possible-know

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  • Mar 10 2013: I can speak Hindi and English very well. I wish to learn French and German beacause there are very good books written in these languages. Difficulty is that I don't have enough money for so called institutes, if anyone can suggest how can i learn these like aome website or anything, it would be a great help.
    • Mar 10 2013: hi Rishabh

      there are many ways to study something new. one has to find out his own learning strategies and structures.
      i have used different approaches to build different structures and path ways to learn new things.

      step one: name all the items at home stick a piece of paper using the language you want to learn.
      step two: learn 10 new words a day (repeating the previous one)
      step three: use youtube wisely ... watch movies with the language you want to learn.
      step four: pat a little attention on grammar.

      in English Grammar there (are many) is an important rule: it says:
      Grammar Rule # 1. Break the Rules

      no joke, but a bitter reality, no native pays attention on grammar.

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