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The Spanish Lesson I Never Got at School

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Need a little inspiration or motivation? Here's a link to an article in the New York Times titled The Spanish Lesson I Never Got at School written by Héctor Tobar. NOV. 15, 2016

Here are some passages from the article:

Being literate in the language of your immigrant ancestors (whether that language is Spanish, Korean, Mandarin or Armenian) makes you wiser and more powerful. I know this from experience.

With Spanish’s endearments and ample use of the subjective tense and the diminutive, I have learned that to know a language is to enter into another way of being.

Personally I do believe that the ability to speak two or more languages is a super power. I can't fly or walk on walls but being able to hold a conversation, albeit short, in another language or to be able to simply understand what is being said in another language is very powerful.

I hope this article inspires you to continue learning and enjoying your target language aventuras.

2 years ago

12 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/CallMeDPP

The article is so touching. Oh gosh, it's making me teary eyed now! Thanks for sharing!

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Pinapolus

Wonderful article! Knowing multiple languages is also goo on your resume!

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/P1GG1EP0W3R

Agreed. Very goo.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Day_26

This is actually very interesting and i actually enjoyed reading it!

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Pete_98

Nice!

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Makadoodles

I enjoyed this quite a bit

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/amy.moultoncox

Interesting article, thanks for sharing

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/noonecanhearme

cool. thanks!

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/donjuan209273

Great thanks

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/AnnikaHasty

thanks

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Barbara302568

Powerful article.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/JadesitaChua

It is really powerful indeed to know different languages and be able to converse with different individuals.

2 years ago
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