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Do you have a different personality when you speak a different language?

I just read this article from the Economist and I want to hear your thoughts: http://www.economist.com/blogs/prospero/2013/11/multilingualism

2 years ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/JackoQ

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2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/somelauw
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personality

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/TuVanNguye

My mistake, I wish I could edit that question.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Dcarl1
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You can, just click the "edit post" button.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/TuVanNguye

Thanks, I didn't see the edit button in the mobile version of the site.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/PonyDesu
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I've noticed that when I speak Polish (my native language), I do it as concisely as possible - my aim is to share information quickly. However, when I use English (especially when I write), I happen to use fancy words and structures I would never use in Polish. Some people even admit that I use too flowery language - could be. :) Although I'm a shy person in general, it's not so visible in English, where I can express my thoughts more freely.

As far as German is concerned, I find it even easier to use extremely complex sentences and overcome my shyness, although I don't have under my belt as much vocabulary as I have in English.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ChristianofPeace

Do you mind if I ask how long it took you to reach such an extreme fluency in English? I want to speak German like you do English but I'm very impatient.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/PonyDesu
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I speak by no means fluent English, there' still a long way to go. However, I'm able to express myself and that's what counts. Two years ago I got down to learning English systematically and with lots of articles and series under my belt, I seem to have achieved what I set out two years ago. If I were to give you some advice, I would recommend reading this website. It's about how to learn English but you can certainly use this method with other languages such as German.

Good luck with your learning!

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/jolynnedougherty
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When I speak like a native Pittsburgher (a yinzer), I feel different than when I am just speaking regular English.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Dcarl1
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Yes, I do. I'd broaden it past that and say I have different personalities drowning on what regional US accent I adopt and where I am.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/LazyLinguist5
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It's subtle, but I've noticed that when I talk in English, or other Germanic languages, my voice is generally higher than when I speak in Romance languages.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ChristianofPeace

I feel less shy and like my voice is deeper if I speak German as opposed to English.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ProfesorAntonnio
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Elegance when speaking French!

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/YamiSeif

my native language is Russian and Arabic and this is my personality type: INTP-T (known as the Logician), 64% introverted, 61% intuitive, 62% thinking, 68% prospecting and 53% turbulent, and if you want a result with an explanation visit this site: https://www.16personalities.com/personality-types

2 years ago