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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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  • Apr 2 2013: I speak English and Spanish fluently and can get by in Dutch. I also am learning French. If I could learn one more language, it would be Japanese because I really want to be able to go to Japans and learn about their culture. Learning multiple languages is important because language is our way of communication. Our world right now is very diverse and integrated and people from all backgrounds are starting to mix. We need to be able to include all these people together and be able to take part in their lives and culture.

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