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Why is Knowing English so Important?
Posted 5/3/08
To overcome language barriers.
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Posted 5/3/08
I can't see it :(
But anyways... Why English is important?
Because it's a international language...
Through English I have friends form all over...
If we didn't speak English, we could never have had the conversations we did, we could never have gone to school here, or survive here for that matter..
But one should also know other languages... The more international languages you speak the more successful you can become... Sure English is the most known,.... but you also have Frence, German, Spanish, which are languages wort studying... Languages like Chinese, Japanese, Korean etc, can also be helpful...
(That's why I currently speak Norwegian, English, German, and I'm studying (from my friends around) Korean, Japanese, and Thai)
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Posted 5/3/08
bc so you can have good job or hang with your friends and you have no how to read in english or watch tv
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28 / M / Croatia
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Posted 5/3/08
Because it's New Age's Latin.... yeah.
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Posted 5/3/08

killar wrote:

English is being made out to be the 'unifying' language. So for instance someone from Japan can go to China and still communicate. Then head up to Russia or something and still be able to talk to people. It's like a standard second language for most country's.

I don't know why English was chosen for this. There are so many other languages that are easier to learn.


i dont think anyone sat down and chose it. it would be a remnant of colonialism etc. if the english language had spread over the world and people had learnt to speak it because those people were in their country, and there was already a structure for it, then it probablly have made more sense to build on that than to say "i know what, lets make japanese the worldwide language (for example)", when japanese people didnt have a contingent in so many countries. people would have had to start from scratch. it wouldnt have made sense.

i think people underestimate the use of french and spanish in the world also. also two countries who emmigrated onto different continents.

i think it depends what area of business and what continent you wanted to live on. french and english for example is very useful in africa.



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21 / F / Ontario, Canada
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Posted 5/3/08
because, you can't speak all languages, so, just learn english.. it's universal...
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27 / M / Netherlands
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Posted 5/3/08
Oh god that commercial is years old
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24 / F / Boston, Massachusett
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Posted 5/3/08
its only for kool people
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23 / F / Birmingham
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Posted 5/3/08
Because it's the most spoken language in the world.
And I think Spanish is second on that.
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Posted 5/3/08
OMG THAT WAS SO FUNNY!!!!!!
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23 / M / baguio City
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Posted 5/3/08
what do you mean knowing?
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21 / F / everywere
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Posted 5/3/08

Oblivioncrow wrote:

That was funny. I wanna f*** in yo a**. Random and Genius


ya got that right!!! lmafo
Posted 5/3/08
That video was so funny! I won't go into detail on the importance of the English language since a lot users already stated its importance. Eh, nah Im just too lazy.
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32 / M / Somewhere in Phil...
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Posted 5/3/08
lol! damn funny.. xD well its our universal language so all of us has to learn, it even if ur stupid.. -_-
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Posted 5/3/08

zenchaos wrote:

To communicate world-wide I think.. I mean it is the Universal language right?


I agree with you ^^
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