Proverbs about languages

by / Mardi, 27 septembre 2016 / Published in Formation linguistique

We decided to add a few proverbs about languages and learning a language (or two).

  1. To learn a language is to have one more window from which to look at the world. – Chinese proverb
  2. Those who know many languages live as many lives as the languages they know. ‒ Czech proverb
  3. One who speaks only one language is one person, but one who speaks two languages is two people. ‒ Turkish Proverb
  4. A new language is a new life. – Persian Proverb
  5. Learn a language, and you’ll avoid a war. – Arab Proverb
  6. With a language, you can go to Rome. – Quebec Proverb (In French: Avec une langue, on peut aller à Rome.)
  7. If you want people to understand you, speak their language. – African Proverb
  8. Love has its own language, but marriage falls back on the local dialect. – Russian proverb
  9. Learn a new language and get a new soul. – Czech Proverb
  10. If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his own language, that goes to his heart. ‒ Nelson Mandela
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