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“[Learning different languages] opens up different ways of thinking in terms of how cultures are represented in countries. It’s very interesting to see because if you know a different language, you think differently because everything is different to you, the way you perceive things. You associate different things with words and it’s strange because it actually changes the process of thinking in your head. In the Japanese language, which I’m learning now, everything is different from English because you don’t need anything else but a verb to have a complete sentence. So you can just say a verb and it’s a grammatically complete sentence. And the sentence structure is so different that it is actually really hard to translate a Japanese sentence into English because of just how different they work.”

Humans Ford

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