The uselessness of learning another language

Unless you are a native speaker of that language or that, even though you acquired that language later on in your life but you speak and write and read at such a high level that most people couldn’t tell it’s not your native language, then learning a new language is a complete waste of time, and for me personally, knowing three languages is no better than knowing one language supremely well but I was born with two of them, which makes it different for me than you but I never felt knowing more languages made that much of a difference. Even to this day I still speak English with quiet an accent and even when I write, sometimes I still find myself translating Japanese into English in my head. One reason why my sentences seem so convoluted at times is because I’m trying to avoid having to put in a subject, because in my mind, that every sentence has to have a subject still doesn’t make sense.

And, besides the practical benefits of acquiring another language, which are nonexistent unless you are superbly fluent, is how much annoying it really is when there are so many white gaijins who try to speak Japanese to me and I can barely understand them and they think they are doing me a huge favor by being appreciative of my Japanese heritage, and they don’t realize how much they really just piss me off thinking that they know what it’s like being Japanese or what Japanese must be like after they have done just a few years of Japanese study and thousands of hours spent masturbating over anime characters.

Author: jennifer suzuki

I have been a very confused—some might say very conflicted—girl ever since I can remember and I have always lived in a fantasy world of my own making.

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