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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 21 2013: You have to think of down-to-earth limits when considering how much of a language you wish to speak. Mastering one language specific nuances may take a lifetime, just like any other form of communication, like music, dance, math or even mimic.

    But, from personal experience, one can learn as many languages as one's will and necessity asks. I am fluent in Spanish, English and Japanese, and Portuguese is my native language. Currently I'm studying Russian, German and French, due to my career demandings. If one can learn to "study" languages, the process become easier. Understanding phrasal forms and verb usage for an example, help your study overall. Knowing the functionality and basic form of a language firsthand, makes the challenge of learning, henceforth a simple task of learning and remembering new signs/names for words, or in some cases, new alphabets.

    Hope it helps!

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