What do u call someone who has an interest in learning new languages?

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What do u call someone who likes learning new languages and how does this link to international relations
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A polyglot I think? Don't know about the second part of the question tho
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Just call them by their name; you don't need to treat them differently to other people.
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It links to international relations as it is hard to negotiate with e.g. China if one cannot speak Mandarin and cannot find anyone that can speak both Mandarin and English
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Linguistic
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I assume this is for a PS.

I suggest that you say some babble about how your interest in foreign languages reflects an interest in foreign cultures, and then find some way to get smoothly from there to your desire to examine how different cultures, peoples, etc, interact as bodies at the state level.

As for the name, I assume you haven't actually mastered any foreign languages. In that case just say directly that you're interested in learning foreign languages. You could try calling yourself a 'linguist', probably with some kind of modifier, but you risk sounding pretentious.
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(Original post by :D ABC123)
A polyglot I think? Don't know about the second part of the question tho
Almost. A polyglot is somebody that can effectively communicate using several languages, not necessarily the case for a person just 'interested' in them.
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Almost. A polyglot is somebody that can effectively communicate using several languages, not necessarily the case for a person just 'interested' in them.
Ahh OK
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Does that mean someone who is interested in automobiles is autistic?
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What do u call someone who likes learning new languages and how does this link to international relations
Polyglot I think

Second part is to do with UN and EU. Translating and Interpreting are really key to the UN and EU e.g. the main languages of the UN are: French, Spanish, Arabic, Russian, Chinese and English, so they are really important to be able to speak/translate
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