I understand that with a language comes a country and a culture. But when i hear people say "OH I LOVE [some language] CULTURE" I'm a bit confused and bothered. there is a threshold that says "hey these are two separate cultures" when it's crossed. For example: I as an american can not really say I LOVE British culture; to an extent yes i can but the only differences between British and American culture are the accents and vocabulary.
But It makes sense when a Japanese person LOVES, for example, Mexican culture, because they are quite distant. I just don't understand why people put so much emphasis on culture and barely put in the time to actually LEARN THE LANGUAGE. In my view I think people should spend 90% of the time on the actual language and 10% on the culture, IF they are for example learning German and they are Polish.
And Americans who "love" Japanese culture would never just talk talk, and talk about the culture until you get annoyed, they would speak the language 65% of the time and learn the culture 35%.
I'm not sure if anyone else agrees but what do you people think?