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Quotations about Languages


Languages are the essence of human expression, allowing us to convey thoughts, emotions, and ideas across diverse communities and generations. They shape our identities, connect us with our heritage, and bridge the gaps between individuals and cultures. From the lyrical melodies of poetry to the intricacies of grammar and syntax, languages hold immense power and beauty. In this compilation, we delve into the lighter side of languages, presenting a collection of funny quotations that touch upon the amusing, quirky, and sometimes perplexing aspects of our multilingual world. So, prepare to embrace the laughter, celebrate the diversity of languages, and embark on a linguistic journey filled with humour and linguistic charm.

Prepare to laugh as we present a compilation of funny quotations about languages. While languages are vessels of expression and communication, there are moments of levity, irony, and playful observation that arise when exploring the intricate world of linguistics. From witty remarks on the challenges of learning a new language to humorous reflections on the peculiarities of certain linguistic nuances, these quotes offer a lighthearted perspective on the whimsical and often comical aspects of our multilingual endeavours.

quotations about languages

"The Norwegian language has been described as German spoken underwater." Anon

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"A different language is a different vision of life." Federico Fellini (Italian filmmaker, 1920-1993)

"I speak Spanish to God, Italian to women, French to men, and *German*English*gibberish* to my horse." Charles V (King of Spain, 1500-1558)

"If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his language, that goes to his heart." Nelson Mandela (South African anti-apartheid activist and politician, 1918-2013)

French is the language that turns dirt into *romance.*gold.*wine.* Stephen King (American author, 1947-)

"The French language has a genius for making the trivial sound magnificent." Anatole France (French poet, 1844-1924)

"The French language is a conspiracy to make you think you're smarter than you actually are." Anon

"French is a language that makes those who speak it both calm and dynamic at the same time." Bernard Pivot (French journalist, 1935-)

The French language is a tool to say *more with less.*I love you.*where's the cheese.* Mathieu Amalric (French actor and filmmaker, 1965-)

"The *German*French*Russian* language is like a tormented violin – it cries out in pain and it makes you want to cry, too." Jonathan Ames (American author, 1964-)

"German sounds like someone is constantly yelling at you, but you're not sure if they're angry or just talking." Anon

"The German language is so hard, it gives me a headache just trying to remember one word." Ellen DeGeneres (American comedian and actress, 1958-)

"I took a year of Latin in high school and it really paid off. The only problem is, I can only speak to ghosts now." James Corden (English actor, 1978-)

"You know the trouble with the French, they don't even have a word for entrepreneur." George W. Bush (American Republican statesman, 1946-)

"Speak in French when you can't think of the English for a thing." Lewis Carroll (English writer and logician, 1832-98)

"There even are places where English completely disappears. In America, they haven't used it for years!" Alan Jay Lerner (American songwriter, 1918-86)

I can speak Esperanto *like a native.*fluently.*and Spanish.* Spike Milligan (Irish comedian, 1918-2002)

"Waiting for the German verb is surely the ultimate thrill." Flann O'Brien (Irish novelist and journalist, 1911-66)

"They spell it Vinci and pronounce it Vinchy; foreigners always spell better than they pronounce." Mark Twain (American writer, 1835-1910)

"I once heard a Californian student in Heidelberg say, in one of his calmest moods, that he would rather decline two drinks than one German adjective." Mark Twain (American writer, 1835-1910)

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