Why can't Russians and Japs speak proper English?
Do they not study it in school?
>tfw playing video games with barely literate retards ruined my english
Calm the fuck down, Kim. You always get mad too much.
You should try to figure out the fact that those "Japs" only exist in your illusion, even though you get indoctrinated by the official Korean history textbooks that are full of lefty heroic tales like what China and North Korea usually do in their propaganda and basically made up by leftists and maoists in 50s with no statistically factual evidences and scientific research.
No they study dota2 instead and if they did they'd have teachers of low self efficacy
As of late I’ve had the good fortune in my life to be able to travel frequently to Europe for my job. Since I am from the United States, a friend of mine in Germany told me that I have an advantage because all my life I have spoken the closest thing we have to an international language: English. I suppose that he’s right, but still, I find that I have absolutely no desire to have that advantage.
I am a citizen of the United States of America, and I am very proud of that. I am also proud that we are such an important nation in today’s world. What I am not proud of is the way in which we keep ourselves so important. I am talking about the usage of English in our world as a means of international communication: I have an advantage. We in the United States have an advantage. We are the elite, we rule the whole world, and we’ll keep on ruling because all the others will never be able to communicate as well as we do. They will work at it for years, decades even. They will never get to where we are. We are the elite.
Foreigners. So often they think they are using our language perfectly but we talk about them behind their backs and make jokes about the errors they make. I want to cry out to them, "Can’t you see what you’re doing? You are the ones that take away your power to communicate. You are the ones that constantly put us above you." And above you we will stay We are the elite, and we rule the world.
I don’t want to be elite. Here is someone from the USA who isn’t interested in ruling the world. I am a citizen of the United States, but more than that — yes, more than that — I am a citizen of the world. People everywhere, I see you as my friends, as my brothers and sisters even. I don’t want to stand above you because of an unfair advantage. I would much rather walk by your side. That way we can share our cultures with each other. That way we can be equals. We can respect one another.
You refuse though, you who are not the chosen ones. It seems to me that you are blinding yourselves to the truth. People seem less intelligent than they really are when they talk to someone in that person’s mother language. I got that idea from Claude Piron, an Esperantist, and working abroad I have seen it time after time. Esperanto was created to be a language that one can learn quickly but more importantly, it was created to be flexible so that all people can use it without sounding foreign and without sounding stupid. That is not the case with English. Unless you live for years in an English-speaking country, you will never master the unwritten rules, the countless expressions, and the subtle nuances of the language.
A national language is a labyrinth, confusing to the foreigner. It’s like the layers of an onion, and when you understand one aspect of the language, you can be sure that underneath lie exceptions and nuances that you do not understand. Learn English. It is a rich and beautiful language, spoken in many different lands full of friendly people and interesting cultures. But you must understand, that it is in no way appropriate as an international language. Think about people in your country who don’t speak their own language properly. Think about the errors that you yourself make with your mother tongue. Do you think that people who have not spoken the language from birth can compete fairly? Is this the kind of unjust world you want to create? As a citizen of the world, as a member of the human race, are you proud of this, our world ?
Before I go, I would like to give you something to think about concerning this world that we are creating. I began by talking about the United States, my own country and about how it is an important nation in this world of ours. Why is it so important? I think that one of the best reasons is our strength. Not necessarily military strength, but strength in commerce, diplomatic relations, fine arts, sports, and in so many different areas. Why are we so strong in such diverse ways? I think that it’s because we are a nation of 50 states.
Those states work together, communicate together, share their strengths with each other, and thereby create a union which is so much stronger than the sum of the 50 individual states. We are now seeing that the European Union has the same idea. I invite you to think about this world of ours. What kind of world is it? What kind of world could it be if we, its citizens, could effectively communicate with each other, understand each other, and share our many strengths. I say that we cannot create such a world using any national tongue as the international language. Luckily we have a language that works, that is fair, that allows every person to declare, "Here I am, a citizen of the world, a member of the human race. Let me show you who I am." This is what it means to understand each other. This is what is possible through Esperanto. This is our world.
Mostly German in early post-WWII was tought.
But in some soviet school you could learn English, yes. My mom had been studying it for few years at her school, and the school wasn't placed in Moscow.
The people residing in those fifty states all identify as Americans. There may be minor cultural differences, but the countries in Europe not only have hundreds of years of history dividing them, but speak entirely different languages.
The greatness of America has more to do with its Freedom, something I believe the EU is actively trying to take away.
Also, Esperanto is shit. It sounds like Spanish and Spanish reminds me of greasy, oily brown people.
Do the people of the country which does not speak English as their native language except Japan have many opportunities to speak English in their real life?
By the way Is English that I speak awkward?
Please tell me; an English teacher.
>cannot Canadians speak... Mandarine
They do teach english in schools here but the teaching is godawful. I knew better english than my teachers just by playing some video games with a dictionary and reading the occasional english kid's book as a kid. Most russians have no real use for english either since they have yandex and vk.com and prompt and shit. Also you basically have to learn syntax and grammar from the scratch because Russian is so different, I assume the same is true for Asian languages.
I find Japanese broken English freaking adorable for some reason though.
Japan's English education is basically like Anglo Canada's French education. It's half-assed and tacked on because the only the only thing Japanese education actually teaches is how to study for multiple choice tests.
"STATELY, PLUMP BUCK MULLIGAN CAME FROM THE STAIRHEAD, bearing a bowl of lather on which a mirror and a razor lay crossed. A yellow dressing gown, ungirdled, was sustained gently-behind him by the mild morning air. He held the bowl aloft and intoned:
-- Introibo ad altare Dei.
Halted, he peered down the dark winding stairs and called up coarsely:
-- Come up, Kinch. Come up, you fearful jesuit.
Solemnly he came forward and mounted the round gunrest. He faced about and blessed gravely thrice the tower, the surrounding country and the awaking mountains. Then, catching sight of Stephen Dedalus, he bent towards him and made rapid crosses in the air, gurgling in his throat and shaking his head. Stephen Dedalus, displeased and sleepy, leaned his arms on the top of the staircase and looked coldly at the shaking gurgling face that blessed him, equine in its length, and at the light untonsured hair, grained and hued like pale oak.
Buck Mulligan peeped an instant under the mirror and then covered the bowl smartly.
-- Back to barracks, he said sternly."
Did you understand?
"This is the excellent foppery of the world, that,
when we are sick in fortune,--often the surfeit
of our own behavior,--we make guilty of our
disasters the sun, the moon, and the stars: as
if we were villains by necessity; fools by
heavenly compulsion; knaves, thieves, and
treachers, by spherical predominance; drunkards,
liars, and adulterers, by an enforced obedience of
planetary influence; and all that we are evil in,
by a divine thrusting on: an admirable evasion
of whoremaster man, to lay his goatish
disposition to the charge of a star! My
father compounded with my mother under the
dragon's tail; and my nativity was under Ursa
major; so that it follows, I am rough and
lecherous. Tut, I should have been that I am,
had the maidenliest star in the firmament
twinkled on my bastardizing."
How about that?
I feel as if it's like Anglos in Canada learning French in school, very few actually want to learn it and most have very little use for it. Why waste time properly learning the language when you just need to half ass it to get decent grades?
Because English isn't the standard language of those two countries, and in the case of Japan it's not even in the same family. Same reason most Anglophones don't speak Mandarin or Spanish despite those being the two most widely spoken languages on the planet.
It's backwards as fuck to Japanese and Russian, OP.
Imagine you've never played baseball before. Now, imagine being told that in order to play, you HAVE to learn everything with not just your nondominant hand, but your entire nomdominant side--pitching, batting, leading your slide with your bad foot, etc. That's what it's like to learn English for a nip and vice versa for an Anglo.
im still new here but confirmed that there are atleast three butthurt chinkoreans on /int/. one is you, kim. the others are an angry chink migrant who faces his identity crisis deeply in poland and a typical boring chink migrant who has no friend in australia. all i can say at this point is that theres the common fact among them that they all are indoctrinated into only believing that their government or pseudoscientific leftist activists propaganda and all of them are managing to cope with their identity crisis that were self-made of the indoctrinating.
kim, hes also kim and surely your comrade. its ok to bitch about japanese but pls dont run korean circlejerk here. not to mention i also hate that japanese circlejerk.
streetshitters→street shitters(give a space)
speak/type→speak(This is on the board.You are too sensitive)
english→Proper nouns are spelled with a capital initial.
in states a lot mexicunts and other latinos speaking spanglish but even americans not speaking proper english but some made up yank yahoo stuff. All the expats in south africa and the aussi speaking accent-dialect and cananda is half french speaking. Op is just a attention whorism fag