https://www.duolingo.com/codygelb

Why do you like to learn so many languages?

codygelb
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A lot of people here learn 5 or more languages, and have a streak of over 100 days. What's motivated you to learn so many languages?

2 years ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/McJazzo
McJazzo
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I love grammar and languages. I take Spanish at my school, but it's very slow-paced and easy; so I tried Spanish on Duolingo. Then, using my increased knowledge of Spanish and grammar; I started learning other languages too. I found that knowing Spanish and grammar really help with learning other languages, because other languages such as French, Italian, and Portuguese are very similar to Spanish. German and Dutch, on the other hand, have a lot in common with English. Also, you have to understand your native language to learn others. You have to know grammar or you will not find languages easy.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/FrankKool
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I can't really explain why, but I find that the ability to switch between languages instantly feels incredibly liberating to me. It's also amazing to watch movies or read books in another language, or to speak with other people in their mother tongue (the look on their face when they're not expecting it is also priceless).

Each language has its own rhythm and sounds, you could almost say its own personality. That's why I want to learn as many as I can.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Rejistania
RejistaniaPlus
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As a 5er: because I want to know them all. Total kid in toystore mentality.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/brittalexiswm

It is crucial to communicate with other people. Plus it is fun and interesting

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/chirelchirel
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It's what I've always wanted to do! But since I finished highschool there hasn't been any method that I've liked enough to stick with it long term until I found Duolingo (and time to dedicate to languages).

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/evelynthebest

because knowing a lot of languages benefits you and helps you communicate with a lot of people.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Teen_Polyglot

Because I can communicate with many people and make new friends, and also I like grammar and linguistics. (I don't have a 100-day streak, but I'm working on all those languages :D ).

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/EltonFreitas9

I asked the same thing yesterday and there are the answers: https://www.duolingo.com/comment/13258264

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/MabusTheGreat

I grew up bilingual (English and Spanish). As for the other languages, my goal isn't to become fluent. I use Duolingo in the same way some people use "brain fitness" apps, crossword puzzles, et cetera, to keep their brains in shape. Also, I have a friend who subscribes to those "Fact of the Day" and trivia apps. Aside from my inability to remember trivia, I prefer and enjoy learning a couple of words from various languages every day.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/wyqtor
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It is one of my hobbies, in fact one of my only two from which I could, one day, earn money (the other one is programming and computer science). Once I know enough, I would love to have a job related to either of those.

And, as someone else posted before, when you can actually be reasonably fluent in a lot of languages, it feels almost like a superpower. It helps to better connect with people in other countries on a more personal level that would not be possible with English. It does take a lot of time and practice, though - years if you already have a full-time job like I do. So far I think I could only hold a conversation in Spanish and I am close to being able to do so in Italian - despite all of the flags that you see.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/remnantshadows

I've never been a very big grammar fan until Esperanto. The languages I choose are for different reasons.

Irish: I'm Irish, I love the culture and the language is beautiful.

French: I love the language and I find the culture very interesting, and then there is the beautiful accent.

Swedish: I can understand some of it as a native English speaker and I'm super curious about the language and culture.

Hebrew: I like the culture, the history, and the language.

Esperanto: Culture and the ability to read so many amazing books that I normally would never have the opportunity to read.

Now that I've written out my reasons it seems mainly to be because of the cultures, accents, or books. lol. :)

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/BonBonChat
BonBonChat
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