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post #18 of (permalink) Old 09-08-2019, 01:43 PM
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If every other language was replaced with English, I would be out of a job.

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Originally Posted by Canadian Brotha View Post
I don’t think English should replace other languages at all, but I do think some of us in Anglicized countries should be doing far more to be bilingual for sure. Having another language literally opens up a nee way to understand the world around you. I hope one day I can speak Spanish decently
Exactly. I wouldn't call myself bilingual, but I've lived in foreign countries and had to learn enough of the local language to communicate with people who didn't know any English. Some phrases just don't translate well into English - the nuance gets lost in translation. There's also research on the benefits of being bilingual.

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The destiny she’s reaching for

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