Sunday, February 3, 2008

to know the culture, know the language first

How true. In a recent interview we had with someone who spent 20 years of her life in another country and who eventually married someone from that culture, the first thing she did in order to understand the new environment and its people was to learn its language.

Yes, language comes first in knowing or studying another culture. This is why people who move to another place with an entirely new culture have to study and learn the language first before understanding everything else.

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