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hello can you help me to find some proverb which talk about learning langages?? tnx u so much
 

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The only idiomatic expressoin I've heard/used, that is relevant to language learning, is 'Use it or lose it' - but that's not really a proverb.

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The only idiomatic expressoin I've heard/used, that is relevant to language learning, is 'Use it or lose it' - but that's not really a proverb.

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A word just fine saves nine. :roll:
 

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thank you:) . I found 3 sentences but im not sure if its a proverbs or not
"You live a new life for every new language you speak."
"If you know only one language, you live only once"
"The limits of my language are the limits of my universe".
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I have never heard of them, but that doesn't mean anything.

The Welsh people -- who have their own language which is much older than English -- have a saying: "Cenedl heb iaith, cenedl heb galon" translates as: "A nation without language is a nation without heart."
 

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A very nice saying, Rewboss. It’s a pity some nations have nearly lost their hearts – the Belarusians, the Irish, maybe the Welsh, too? Ironically, Belarusian isn’t even spoken in our Parliament.
 

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The Welsh language is alive and well. Although attempts were made to wipe it out 100 years ago, it is now one of the official languages of Wales, and being spoken more and more. Indeed, if you want to be a schoolteacher in Wales, you have to learn Welsh.
 

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hey everybudy, here's a proverb " If you want to speak very well, you have to murder the language at first" what do you think? is it correct? shall we talk about it?
 

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hey everybudy, here's a proverb " If you want to speak very well, you have to murder the language at first" what do you think? is it correct? shall we talk about it?

I haven't heard it before, but I agree with it. What it's saying is that if you want to make progress with learning a language, you have to be prepared to make a lot of mistakes at the beginning.

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"To put the cart before the horse" :-D

That means begining by something that we are supposed to finishing by (PLEASE IS THIS SENTENCE CORRECT?)
 

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I have never heard of them, but that doesn't mean anything.

The Welsh people -- who have their own language which is much older than English -- have a saying: "Cenedl heb iaith, cenedl heb galon" translates as: "A nation without language is a nation without heart."


Hey, one of my English teacher is Welsh, I'll tell him the idiom, I think he will laugh and be stunned :up:
 

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hello i find some quotes which talk about learning languages :

"The sum of human wisdom is not contained in any one language."

"The direction in which education starts a man will determine his future life."

"Through learning language, we learn about culture.Through learning about culture, we learn respect for others.Through learning respect for others, we can hope for peace."

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I have it on good authority (BBC Languages newsletter) that there is a Czech proverb :

"As long as a language lives, the people will not perish."


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"Through learning language, we learn about culture.Through learning about culture, we learn respect for others.Through learning respect for others, we can hope for peace."
peace

The following is not a proverb, but the above quote reminded me
of this:

‘If we spoke a different language, we would perceive a somewhat

different world.’ - Ludwig Wittgenstein
 

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"You live a new life for every new language you speak."
"If you know only one language, you live only once"
"The limits of my language are the limits of my universe".
peace:)[/quote]

they are just meaningful sentences that seem to be told before..but surely they are about " learning language and necessary of it "..
 
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