Nena Mata Hari (lijepanena) wrote in linguaphiles,
Nena Mata Hari
lijepanena
linguaphiles

From the heart

I have been told that I have a natural knack for languages.

I don't know how to explain this, but when I learn a language, I feel like I learn it from the heart rather than the intellect. I actually fall in love with the language and the culture. It sounds lame, I know.

Do you fall in love with the languages you learn and know?
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