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What role does talent play in learning languages?

September 08 at 15:35

Do you think 'language talent' is an important factor in learning languages? I've been learning Mandarin for four years and when I speak to people who aren't interested in studying languages they often say things like 'you must have a talent for languages to be learning Chinese.' In this post I explain why I don't believe the concept of 'language talent' is a meaningful one and why everybody can learn Chinese:

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