To speak its language well, how important is it to know something about the culture of a country?
June 4, 2018 9:34am CST
My opinion is it's so important that knowing something about the culture when learning a language. Language is related to culture, that's why if we want to learn a language well we should know about the culture. To speak its language well, how important is it to know something about the culture of a country?
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I think it's very important. Sometimes some words might have a literal interpretation but different social connotations as well. I think it's more respectful to try to learn the culture together with the language and I think in formal classes for the most part this is how languages are taught. I can be corrected though...
It's important to understand the expressions and the correct use of words. For instance, the swear words. In some countries, it's normal to overdo, in others it can be very offensive. But culture evolves with time, so there could be a different vocabulary for each age group. I don't know how important it is, but I believe it speeds up the learning process.