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Reading Bram Stoker's Dracula

I have been reading Bram Stoker's Dracula for a while and I have to say that I really like to understand this great book in its original languaje. I already read it in Spanish, however is not the same. For many years I have been thinking that a languaje is somehow alive, part of the people whose history and vital force made it possible, and for that reason I enjoy reading this book in English more even than in Spanish.

I truly believe that when I read a book I'm not only reading the story, I'm sharing the mind and soul of the person who wrote it, and through this person at some level the ones of the people who long ago had given life to the languaje.

I am really thankful that now I have the chance to learn and understand not only my mother tongue, but two others: Portuguese and English, and I want to keep learning and improving.

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I learn : Spanish (Intermediate)
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I have been reading Bram Stoker's Dracula for a while and I have to say that I really like to understand this great book in its original languaje language. I already read it in Spanish, however it is/it's not the same. For many years I have been thinking that a languaje language is somehow alive, being a part of the people whose history and vital force made it possible. For that reason I enjoy reading this book in English even more than in Spanish.

I truly believe that when I read a book I'm not only reading the story, I'm sharing the mind and soul of the person who wrote it as well as the ones who long ago had given life to the languaje language.

I am really thankful that now I have the chance to learn and understand not only my mother tongue, but two others: Portuguese and English. I want to keep learning and improving.

 

Nice text, keep it up

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