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United States tatsumi 
why do people bash on us and britain for mostly speaking just english? the majority of the world speaks it, so whats the point learning another language? yes, i understand that some people don’t understand it but most of them are from irrelevant 3rd world countries so what’s the point?
2019-08-20 23:47
#1
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Mexico Ch4vez 
idk
2019-08-20 23:48
I agree 100% English is the only language anyone needs
2019-08-20 23:48
#13
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Sweden meistr0 
Uhm not really. (Sorry long text, read if you want i guess) Spanish could be useful as well. Almost 0.5 billion people out of 7.7 billion speaks Spanish. French gets spoken all over Carribean (French West Indies etc) & Africa, parts of Canada as well as in Belgium (Belgium speaks Dutch, French & German though) & France (Duh) 274 million French speakers back in 2014, so they are probably around 282+ or something rn, thats almost 0.3 billion. So just French & Spanish is about 0.9 billion out of 7.7 billion. Then also arabic etc languages: 0.41 billion + some African & Asian countries which is about 0.21 billion, so in total 0.62 billion speaks Arabic. So French, Spanish & Arabic speaking people = 1.52 billion, thats a little bit less than 1/5 of the population of planet earth lol (isch). So if anything languages that are "needed" is Arabic, English, Spanish & French (& Manadrin Chinese) lol. But yes, English is probably the "easiest" way of talking with X person from X country if you dont speak Spanish/French/Arabic/Mandarin etc. Mandarin Chinese is super useful as well if you live/visit there since 1.1 billion people speaks it as well & obv 1.1 billion people is about 1/7th of the earths population.
2019-08-21 00:12
The problem is that it takes a very long time to learn, let alone become fluent in a language. Unless you live in a country that speaks Spanish/French/Arabic/Mandarin I believe you are better off spending that time learning something other than a second language.
2019-08-21 00:53
long time to learn Spanish U aint kiddin' no one mr burger You do know that English has a latin connection am I right? Necessary Necesito Easypeasy Unless u brain dead, u learn it in 5 months, if u know english
2019-08-21 20:31
I speak Spanish. English is a better language and is the New Latin.
2019-08-22 16:51
#27
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United States FarCentrist 
Just because many speak it doesn't make it useful lol. As If im ever going to meet a french speaking african.
2019-08-21 01:23
#29
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Sweden meistr0 
I didnt say that you would meet a French speaking African (Well, maybe in Canada?). But its still a big language.
2019-08-21 01:26
Mandarin is not at all useful; basically all of those speakers are found within the borders of China.
2019-08-21 19:51
#55
gatito | 
Spain urd 
yeah, just useful if you want to be a rep for a big multinational company there or something like that, other than heavy company business to which at that point you hire a translator
2019-08-21 19:59
Chinese language can be usefull too tho
2019-08-21 20:37
what a swagger pathetic dumb bullshit!
2019-08-21 20:08
I even not goona trying explain something to such like u
2019-08-21 20:08
I was born in the USA, so I was born with "1st world status" You on the other hand, were unfortunately born in Ukraine, therefore you had to learn English in order to gain "1st world status" Sarcastic, yet at the same time true^^^
2019-08-21 20:17
you're so cool for being lucky 😎
2019-08-21 20:30
I know mens))) 😎 😎 😎 😎
2019-08-21 20:49
Who exactly bashes you?
2019-08-20 23:48
#4
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United States tatsumi 
triggered europoors and mexicans
2019-08-20 23:49
Can you somehow show me a general proof of that? If some, let's say, random italian person bashes me for x I won't generalize and say italians bashed me for x.
2019-08-20 23:54
#20
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United States tatsumi 
you just see it a lot
2019-08-21 00:20
#31
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Portugal Yaxok 
He can't.
2019-08-21 01:27
Americans tend to bash other Americans for being "uncultured" in general all the time because nowadays being a regular white American is "bashed" a ton due to politice.
2019-08-21 03:03
It's mostly when americans bash people for having bad english or speaking another language, if all you speak is english you can't make fun of someone's english skills, also even if you're american it can be helpful to learn spanish
2019-08-20 23:52
#7
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United States tatsumi 
true
2019-08-20 23:54
#40
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Croatia not_12 
+1
2019-08-21 19:44
+1
2019-08-21 19:45
+1
2019-08-21 20:12
#101
Dosia | 
Germany Weiker 
+1
2019-08-21 20:40
+1
2019-08-21 21:02
#122
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Slovakia twat 
+1
2019-08-22 15:53
+1
2019-08-22 17:16
#8
s1mple | 
Ukraine s1v9mple 
Because English is fundamentally an incredibly flawed language and it is highly unfair for native speakers, especially those from NA (!), to criticize those who aren't native speakers. Sure, English is nowhere near as complex as for example Arabic or Finnish, but it is still highly unoptimized for general use.
2019-08-20 23:58
#23
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World breezy0 
What do you mean by flawed and unoptimized?
2019-08-21 01:17
how can a language be flawed? like english grammar makes million times more sense than finnish, thats why its easier to learn
2019-08-21 01:27
#58
gatito | 
Spain urd 
finnish phonetics are super easy tho, as a spaniard you can pretty much read out loud a finnish text and you will get understood 80% english: though tough through dough rough
2019-08-21 20:00
yeah, but thats only the pronunciation and its not even a big deal if u understand the context, while the grammar is much easier
2019-08-21 20:06
Not a big deal when you talk to sb who speaks English as 2nd language, not first.
2019-08-21 20:34
#112
gatito | 
Spain urd 
it is ma friend
2019-08-21 21:30
#116
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Finland Sopiili 
Finnish grammar is fucking bs. Had to study it since it is my 1st language. Out of 9 + highschool 3 years i dont know shit. What comes to pronouncing finnish. Its super easy just read it out and 9/10 we understand
2019-08-21 21:40
#9
f0rest | 
Argentina Nawll 
You learn a language to experience new cultures and because it's just fun to learn a language, if you want to be ignorant of the world you live in is up to you, but english is still the most useful language and you're lucky that is the easiest to learn so a lot of people know it, so you're fine.
2019-08-21 00:04
#62
gatito | 
Spain urd 
you should know by now that america is the epicenter of ignorance
2019-08-21 20:01
macau triggered haHAAAAAAAAAA /s +1
2019-08-21 20:32
#111
gatito | 
Spain urd 
andorra mad asf
2019-08-21 21:30
wtfmen((((( i was being sarcastic
2019-08-21 21:34
If you speak three languages you are trilingual If you speak two languages you are bilingual If you speak one language you are American I dont blame American/UK people for knowing only one language but why are you flaming and making fun of people whose English is not their native language?
2019-08-21 00:05
#12
AdreN | 
India h4rd^ 
+1
2019-08-21 00:11
#16
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Greece Poor_Noob 
+1
2019-08-21 00:14
#63
gatito | 
Spain urd 
cant stand csgo funny moments from english speaking people that just consider funny the way foreigners speak, its just distasteful bullying at that point
2019-08-21 20:02
Its mostly only when cocky dumb guys insult others because of their bad english. Thats when i use that arguement
2019-08-21 00:08
Because communication advances with the more languages you speak and a lot of languages are unique and interesting in their own right. Currently working on my third language, it's pretty fun.
2019-08-21 00:14
#15
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Norway HoDoe 
Mandarin Chinese (1.1 billion speakers) ... English (983 million speakers) ... Hindustani (544 million speakers) ... Spanish (527 million speakers) ... Arabic (422 million speakers) ... Malay (281 million speakers) ... Russian (267 million speakers) ... Bengali (261 million speakers) check your facts dude!
2019-08-21 00:13
I mean English native speakers are 983 million but in total I guess 3.5 billion
2019-08-21 00:17
#24
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World breezy0 
English "native" speakers are never that many
2019-08-21 01:19
#76
FalleN | 
Brazil Neenzu 
lol
2019-08-21 20:12
I agree.
2019-08-21 00:15
#18
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Netherlands BigMarvin 
Wrong a quarter of the us speaks Spanish
2019-08-21 00:16
#48
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Germany Landwirt 
Me too
2019-08-21 19:54
#56
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Netherlands BigMarvin 
A quarter of you speaks Spanish?
2019-08-21 19:59
#59
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Germany Landwirt 
No, all of me!
2019-08-21 20:00
#60
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Netherlands BigMarvin 
Puta di mare
2019-08-21 20:01
#64
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Germany Landwirt 
What
2019-08-21 20:02
#68
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Netherlands BigMarvin 
You don’tings speak Spanish >:-(
2019-08-21 20:07
#73
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Germany Landwirt 
Nah you just spoke poor Spanish
2019-08-21 20:09
#74
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Netherlands BigMarvin 
:( Reply needs to have actual content
2019-08-21 20:10
#82
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Spain WindowsVista 
Not even Spanish
2019-08-21 20:18
#102
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Germany Landwirt 
yes
2019-08-21 20:47
I only learn japanese cuz of animes kawaii
2019-08-21 01:12
#25
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Romania TheWizard741 
Knowing another language can create so many opportunities for jobs tho. There are some companies that will pay you more just bcos you know french/german/spanish/whatever language
2019-08-21 01:19
You're an imbecile. There are lots of concepts/ideas/emotions that dont have a direct translation, and english is the most basic language there is. Also, when you know a different language you actually develop your brain and think billingularly. You become different.
2019-08-21 01:25
#34
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United States tatsumi 
and how’s that gonna help me apart from being able to swear back at toxic ruskies?
2019-08-21 02:58
By having a more developed brain with more neuro-transmiters, giving you a better intelect and brain/overall health. By capacitating you to approach different perspectives about life. By developing you as a person. Is that enough for you? sciencealert.com/here-s-how-learning-a-n..
2019-08-21 19:36
Smart guy, i speak six languages. If you are young and read this, start study a language you find interesting.
2019-08-21 19:57
#50
gatito | 
Spain urd 
ti debil cyka ur father is jebany gandon and ur mather is huy eater dog
2019-08-21 19:56
#49
gatito | 
Spain urd 
+1 irmao, read my #46 post
2019-08-21 19:55
#28
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Switzerland TyRRRR 
It's important imo, it helps in many things, don't justify your academic inferiority with knowledge of otehrs fatmerican.
2019-08-21 01:25
I guess native speakers have different problems. First, trying to understand non-natives which might not be easy for every mentality has its own view of the language) In addition, afaik you have to constantly simplify your speaking in terms of grammar and vocab and adjust your pace for non-natives to understand you. Which can't be comfortable IMO All of that is not a lot easier than to learn another language, I guess.
2019-08-21 01:35
In 10 15 20 years we have star trek like real time universal translators and noone talks about language qualification in job. In future, learning other languages is more like a cultural thing. like playing an instrument etc..
2019-08-21 01:36
#36
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Austria Schwerpunkt 
I don't understand either. I envy people from other countries, purely because they will most likely speak two languages (one of which is incredibly easy to learn, and has relatively basic grammar rules). Especially if you're from one of the Nordic countries, or a French Canadian or something like that.
2019-08-21 03:08
people who speak more than one language tend to be smarter google it. Ez The end.
2019-08-21 19:38
#43
France SiiC 
and bigger penis pornhub it
2019-08-21 19:48
Yes, everyone has to learn Welsh now.
2019-08-21 19:41
#53
gatito | 
Spain urd 
Llanfair­pwllgwyngyll­gogery­chwyrn­drobwll­llan­tysilio­gogo­gochians are madmen
2019-08-21 19:57
True
2019-08-21 20:11
Well I really want to learn a second language so I went for Spanish but then I forgot lots of things because I just wasn't using it enough.
2019-08-21 19:47
That's exactly why others bash you, you just summarize it perfectly. "why would we learn another language"? that's the cocky attitude that gets me. What makes you think that english is more important than spanish, chinese, french and a long etc. Maybe you should appreciate others effort instead of being so arrogant.
2019-08-21 19:49
#51
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China Rynaki 
English is definitely more important in terms of internationalization, as English is becoming the universal language. However, what I hate is how native English speakers make fun of others who try to learn English while making no effort to understand other languages themselves.
2019-08-21 19:56
#81
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United States tatsumi 
I’m fine if you’re struggling with it I just don’t know how one could have zero knowledge of it in this day and age (unless you’re old)
2019-08-21 20:17
#46
gatito | 
Spain urd 
speaking two languages makes your perception of reality change, i think its a very important skill to dissociate concepts and facts from reality itself, if you don't want to stay tied to what you can and cannot say in english and have that be all you will learn, you need to speak at least another language, somethings are faster or more accurate to say in english than spanish for me and vice-versa. And i feel that that allows me to separate concepts that would otherwise be the same, just because i don't have separate words for both sides of a same concept
2019-08-21 19:54
#47
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China Rynaki 
That's pretty hypocritical of you to say, considering how many times I've been mocked for having a slight accent when speaking English. Whenever someone who doesn't speak Chinese as their first language tries to learn and speak Chinese, I try to be encouraging and help them. However, my experience with native English speakers, especially in the United States, is them insulting my accent and telling me to go back to China/Japan/Korea. It's really unfair that people who learn English as a second or third language always gets bashed on for trying to learn a new language while native English speakers who never learn another language complain that we make fun of them.
2019-08-21 19:52
I actually have good experiences with british people, at least with me they were more understanding, I can say the same about canadians, they are pretty cool with the fact that we do have a lisp while speaking english and they don't mind it. Americans in general though... they are so arrogant and make fun of others constantly for their accent while speaking english. It's pretty lame to be honest and that's why i rarelly get along with them. Their atittude it's like a 10 years old kid.
2019-08-21 20:01
who exactly has a lisp while speaking english?
2019-08-21 20:24
#114
gatito | 
Spain urd 
espanish pippol ten tu bi a lil lispy, espeshaly pronouncing h as j
2019-08-21 21:34
You got the right attitude, as a human you want to encourage or be there for another. People that would mock something like that, are people you don't want in your life either way, it's a win win.
2019-08-21 20:08
#54
flusha | 
Lithuania fbhx 
actually life would be much easier if everyone would use just one language, but that aint happening
2019-08-21 19:58
+1, but it should be English, because it's an illogical and inconsistent one.
2019-08-21 20:22
Easier, maybe. Better, not really. The languages we use influences how we think and it is a good think we do not all think the same way, it makes for a much richer world. Say, it would be easier if we also eat and drink the same things and it would even easier if we eat the same every day. You still want easier?
2019-08-21 20:30
#57
ALEX | 
United Kingdom 3Head 
true
2019-08-21 20:00
#65
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Iran Shia 
Why do people bash for speaking Russian, Spanish or Chinese? Chinese is the most spoken language in the world, why should they care about the rest of us?
2019-08-21 20:03
First of all, "Chinese" is not a language. Second of all, basically all speakers of Chinese languages live within the borders of China, making it pretty pointless to actually learn Chinese unless you're actually going to live there, which is not something that most people would ever want to do.
2019-08-21 20:20
#117
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Iran Shia 
Chinese is indeed a language, more specifically I meant traditional Chinese. What about it if most of the Chinese speaking people live in China? Most of the English speaking people live in specific areas as well. Chinese is an important language which helps a lot of businessmen if they can actually speak it.
2019-08-22 13:24
#66
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Romania hazelnuut 
I was so waiting for this thread. I mean, i do not blame you or the brits for speaking only english, i mean, if romanian would be used by such a huge number of people i wouldnt obther learning another language, ever. what is really bothering for me is native english speakers criticising other people for spelling mistakes. i mean, 70%(just my assumption) of you people cant say more than 2 consecutive phrases in another language. No hate towards anyone, it is just my way of seeing things. Peace!
2019-08-21 20:06
I'm curious, would it bother you if we was correcting you in a friendly way? I.E grammar mistakes etc?
2019-08-21 20:08
#78
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Romania hazelnuut 
i dont mind it, its constructive. thx bro xD
2019-08-21 20:15
you're English is great though! :D
2019-08-21 20:16
you'res too
2019-08-21 20:26
lmao i just realised HAHAHHA I was suppose to type 'You're good at English' but I changed it lol
2019-08-21 20:27
Yours*
2019-08-21 20:27
Mens, us 3rd worlders usually need to speak 3-4 languages in order to become somewhat successful, and it's pretty hard to keep everything in your mind.
2019-08-21 20:48
Yeah, this makes me feel grateful for what I have. Good job!
2019-08-21 20:49
Always be grateful for what you have, even if you don't live the best life. Even if i wasn't born in Norway for example (my dream country), I'm always happy, because I live in a country that's better than many other ones
2019-08-21 20:55
The one thing is that multilingualism is in fact good for your brain
2019-08-21 20:18
I'm gonna learn Finnish just to trashtalk online
2019-08-21 20:21
#121
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United States tatsumi 
axaxaxaxa
2019-08-22 15:52
Vittu saatana perkele are the only words you're gonna say mah dude (idk tbh)
2019-08-23 06:56
nah i think if you're U.S American , Canadian or Brit , if you already decided that you're gonna live the rest of your life in any of those 3 countries , then yeah there is no reason to learn another language. But if you want to live somewhere else i think you should learn that other country's language , whether they speak English or not , just out of respect and integration.
2019-08-21 20:25
#118
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United States tatsumi 
+9999
2019-08-22 15:48
Bilingual brains work much better
2019-08-21 20:25
Maybe read what you wrote and then grab a dictionary and look up the word arrogant. Knowing foreign languages makes for better being able to communicate with people of different countries, it lets you read books and watch movies in their original languages and it is just a great thing. That you can not see the point is your loss.
2019-08-21 20:26
#119
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United States tatsumi 
im probs never gonna move out of this country and my job doesn’t require me knowing any other knowledge apart from Spanish maybe so there’s like no reason to learn another language rn
2019-08-22 15:52
So you will never go on holidays to other parts of the world, listen to foreign music, watch foreign films... you're missing out on a lot. Not saying you can not live okay without those things, but there is so much to see and experience and hanging with the locals always makes more great experiences.
2019-08-22 17:20
The majority of the world speak no English, the majority of the world uses google translation, nuance.
2019-08-21 20:28
#106
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Algeria abdodz45 
“Whoever Learns a People’s Language Shall be Safe from their Plots”
2019-08-21 20:54
#107
cR4zY | 
Myanmar xdcc 
- Abraham Lincoln
2019-08-21 20:55
#109
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Algeria abdodz45 
people here think it's a hadith but that's not true I still don't know where this quote come from but arabic people still repeat it through generation
2019-08-21 20:57
#113
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Turkey tastemycobra 
Chinese is the most spoken language... so shut up and learn chinese!
2019-08-21 21:32
#120
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United States tatsumi 
Barely spoken outside China though
2019-08-22 15:52
#129
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Turkey tastemycobra 
You sure murica?
2019-08-23 06:40
The main reason seems to be that native English speakers bash on foreigners when they attempt to communicate with them in English. Perfect example within the CS community is Thooorin. That clown constantly criticizes people on Twitter because of their English, yet he himself is not fluent in any other languages. That's at the very least hypocritical. There's an excellent paper published by Johns Hopkins University Press called Monolingualism is the Illiteracy of the Twenty-First Century. In case you're interested in the topic I highly recommend you check it out.
2019-08-22 16:08
#125
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Mexico LEWORb 
I don't know, you rarely need to learn another one. But it is annoying when Americans go out on vacation to different places and expect everyone to speak English like it is our obligation, that's so entitled.
2019-08-22 17:05
#126
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Belgium rainb0wHRS 
I only bash them because of some british retards I met when playing csgo. They were making fun of my accent when I replied to them after they insulted me. Thats when I tried to make them understand Im supposed to speak 4 fucking languages. At that time I only started learning English 1 year ago. So yes, I think a lot of british don't have the ability to (or they're not kind enough to) think about why people have an accent while talking in other languages. I wanted to make them understand that but they called me stupid when I wanted them to talk in a language they were still learning. lol.
2019-08-22 17:15
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