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  •  Mastering languages is formal learning. (3+ / 0-)
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    dov12348, RocketJSquirrel, psnyder

    It's something you have to build up through hard work and practice.  I'm more talking about the informal, intuitive things you glean from contact with the unfamiliar - the fun kind of learning.  It's the difference between adding a tool to your toolbox and absorbing something into yourself.  Personal vs. impersonal.  The old saw about being separated by a common language is actually sort of literal.

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