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PostPosted: Mon Jan 07, 2008 6:11 pm 
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Hi, my name is Any I live in Santiago de Chile. I am a teacher. I am writing a paper on quotations interpretation. Here goes one:
Give a man a fish and he eats for a day. Teach a man to fish and he eats for a lifetime.
How can this chinese proverb be related to learn a new language? Opinions are welcome! :roll:


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Welcome to the Quotationspage.com discussion forums. :)
It seems you just posted on the first forum you saw. This topic would be better suited just a little ways down on the:
“Quotation Talk” forum
Need a quote? Want to talk about quotations? This is the place.
http://www.quotationspage.com/forum/viewforum.php?f=4

Just off the top of my head, from a USA perspective, there seems to be a growing resistance of immigrants to learn our English language, and if the liberals had their way, there would be no need for them to learn. I think it would behoove the non-English speaking person to learn the language of the land in which they live in order to be able avail themselves of as much opportunity as they can. As it is now, I am hearing that much is just simply given away and provided, instead of having a certain level of standards of language capability to communicate in our education and business communities.

And I think this article has a take on the topic:
Two Languages Removed
By Abigail Curtis
http://journalism.berkeley.edu/ngno/rep ... ation.html

Start a fire for a man, and you keep him warm for a day. Start a man on fire, and you keep him warm for the rest of his life.


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 Post subject: Chinese proverb
PostPosted: Tue Jan 08, 2008 7:11 pm 
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Thank you Thenostromo for your kind reply. The article is extremely interesting. I am going to take a good advantage of it. Thanks again!

Any

P.S. I will move to the right forum. Read you there!


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 13, 2008 9:21 pm 
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This is a very common proverb we use frequently.
If you learn a new language, you empower yourself.
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