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Even my parents can speak 2 languages, they only speak to me in English because they both understand it. Everyone I know can speak 2 or more languages. My best friend can speak 6 languages.

It's embarrassing when people speak in other languages to each other because I can't join in. I am actually starting to have a hatred to people that can speak in another language. I know it's stupid because English isn't most people first language (like my parents).

Does anyone else here only speak English? Also, I'm 16 so is there a way I can learn another's language after I leave school?

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Our colonialist nature tells us to let the rest of the world learn English instead.
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Fine though because most people in other countries learn English anyway so there's no point in us learning some other language.
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(Original post by funnyfunny1221)
Even my parents can speak 2 languages, they only speak to me in English because they both understand it. Everyone I know can speak 2 or more languages. My best friend can speak 6 languages.

It's embarrassing when people speak in other languages to each other because I can't join in. I am actually starting to have a hatred to people that can speak in another language. I know it's stupid because English isn't most people first language (like my parents).

Does anyone else here only speak English? Also, I'm 16 so is there a way I can learn another's language after I leave school?

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are we talking fluently as for me that English or most essential stuff as I can speak 8 languages not including English at that level
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There are many courses that can teach you online so maybe give that a look into.

I am actually starting to have a hatred to people that can speak in another language.
This is just another way of saying "I am jealous that other people can speak more languages than me". Learn another language then.
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there will be language courses near you at night school or whatever. you could also teach yourself if you wanted to
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In other countries they already learn English at school so there's no real point of us learning another language. It's nothingness o worry about.
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There are many courses that can teach you online so maybe give that a look into.



This is just another way of saying "I am jealous that other people can speak more languages than me". Learn another language then.
Do you know what jealousy means? I do want to learn another language but I have no time. 😖 My parents didn't teach me their own language(s) so sometimes I feel isolated around my own relatives.
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(Original post by funnyfunny1221)
Do you know what jealousy means? I do want to learn another language but I have no time. 😖 My parents didn't teach me their own language(s) so sometimes I feel isolated around my own relatives.

There are many ways to learn a new language — online, for example. There are so many useful courses that are completely free of charge. Have a go at them. You say you have no time but… you're here on TSR? It only needs about 10 minutes a day. Dedicate your TSR time to learning a language.

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Try the dualingo app. It really helped me when i was taking French GCSE and there are so many languages to choose from.
And dw i cant speak punjabi properly and im nearly 17 but im slowly starting to understand it by watching dramas and askimg my parents when theyr speaking what certain words mean. Its working for me kus im picking up on a lot of new words and how to say things. Give it a try.
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There are many ways to learn a new language — online, for example. There are so many useful courses that are completely free of charge. Have a go at them. You say you have no time but… you're here on TSR? It only needs about 10 minutes a day. Dedicate your TSR time to learning a language.

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I'm only on here once every 2 months...
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I'm only on here once every 2 months...
I'm very sure you can find the time. I manage it with two jobs, my full-time education (A-Levels) and my stuff here on TSR. Just find some time, make some time. If you are determined, you can make the time. It's so valuable to learn another language.
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I'm very sure you can find the time. I manage it with two jobs, my full-time education (A-Levels) and my stuff here on TSR. Just find some time, make some time. If you are determined, you can make the time. It's so valuable to learn another language.
Damn, maybe I procrastinate too much.
😄 Thanks for being encouraging.
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Damn, maybe I procrastinate too much.
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:giggle: that could be the case! What language(s) are you interested in?
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People who only speak English are Leave-voting immigrant hating racist xenophobic Brexiteers who have a portrait of Farage above their bed
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chill, im sure alot of people only know one language too
like for examle im sure a lot of people in bangladesh only know bengali
its not a bad thing, as long as you have some sort of way to communicate with friends and family, who cares about how many languages you know??
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btw bengalis, please do not get offended that i used your country as an example, i really was going to use algerians, but most algerians know french and arabic, so the first thing that came to my mind was bengalis, i apologise for any inconvenience
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There's nothing wrong with only knowing English but like already said if you want to know another, you always have the time to learn it. I myself am doing German in college, starting self-studying French and will do Russian at university alongside German; because I want to speak more than 1 language that much. So if you really really want to do it there's no reason why you can't
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I can only speak English. Probably because I'm English. Was born in England. Etc.

As such, I don't see why that's a bad thing when well over 90% of the people who live in the same country as me all speak the same language. You say "embarrassing", I say "practical".
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