Episode 30: The Doors Which Language Opens and Closes

If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his own language, that goes to his heart.
— Nelson Mandela
You can never understand one language until you understand at least two.
— Geoffrey Willans
Never make fun of someone who speaks broken English. It means they know another language.
— H. Jackson Brown Jr.

Alex Urist joins us in this episode to discuss his thoughts on language and how it affects our opportunities in life. In particular, we focus on his experiences with China, dialects of the country and his memories of street cuisine and other related stories. We also speak about the best ways to engage with a language and why everyone should pursue skills in multiple languages.

 China: A guide to the best street food

China: A guide to the best street food

 Shanghai Street Food

Shanghai Street Food

 酱爆茄子 or Eggplant

酱爆茄子 or Eggplant

 WOW Barbecue

WOW Barbecue

 北京烤鸭 or Duck

北京烤鸭 or Duck

 Xiaolongbao or steamed bun

Xiaolongbao or steamed bun

 酸辣土豆丝 or Potatoes

酸辣土豆丝 or Potatoes