Italian polyglot speaking 6 languages (with SUBTITLES)
October 21, 2019
Hello everybody, When you’re learning a language, motivation is truly one of the most fundamental aspects. In this video, I would like to speak about some reasons people choose to learn a certain language or another. I’ll also illustrate some of the reasons I decided to learn the languages I speak. Well, first of all, I’d like to speak about English… One of the things I love the most is traveling and meeting people coming from different countries… When I started traveling abroad many years ago, I realized that my English wasn’t so good, even though I studied this language for many years at school (thank you, Italian schools!) So, I figured out that mastering English was really the door into enjoying these experiences and trips abroad. And actually, it was a trip to Amsterdam that made me decide that I had to become fluent in English. Now I’ll talk a little about my relationship with Spanish. When I worked in Italy, I had to speak Spanish on a daily basis with an important Spanish client of mine. Even though we spoke in our native languages, we began to understand one other, and we worked together for a few months. But one day, I realized that if I wanted to establish a stronger relationship with him, I would need to make the effort of learning his mother language, in other words, I had to learn Spanish. It was a great idea! That’s how I started teaching myself Spanish, and, without a doubt, it’s been a huge help in my professional career. Now compared to French, well my relationship with French, I have always been fascinated by this language and by France in general, its history and its culture. This might also be due to the fact that we have French blood in my family. My last name, Sadurny, is hardly Italian. From what I’m told, this is because my ancestors emigrated from France in the 19th century, leading to my French last name. Despite all this, until I was 22 I didn’t speak this extraordinary language. But once the opportunity for an Erasmus scholarship arrived, I studied in Bordeaux for two semesters and decided to learn French by myself 5 months before leaving. Honestly, the internet, music and movies helped me a lot. I have to say that, today, French is one of my favorite languages. It’s a large part of my daily life, and I even dare say part of my personality. Good, now I am going to talk a little about Romanian. Simply enough, I learned it because I had the opportunity to meet somebody special to me who later became my wife. I must say the love is a strong reason to learn another language. And the fact that you can practice with your partner every day helps so much. Not to mention that this is how I discovered a wonderful country and people. Now I’m going to talk about Portuguese, OK? First off, some languages just have great musicality and rhythm. So for me, listening to Portuguese was always a treat for my ears, and the Brazilian accent is awesome! Furthermore, I really like Brazilian music. Basically all of it: from Gilberto Gil and Caetano Veloso to Marisa Monte and Maria Gadú. I can say that one on hand, I wanted to learn Portuguese for its beauty, but on the other, for the satisfaction of singing the popular songs like “Chega de Saudade”! But these are only a few reasons to learn another language. There are many other reasons which are just as valid. In my opinion, the important thing is not forgetting about these reasons. Always keep them in mind. In doing this, you stop yourself from giving up, finally reaching your objective of learning another language! Thanks for watching! See you soon!