I'm curious about the influx of those learning Arabic. Why did you choose this language?
Also, to my fellow Koreans, which are few, why are you learning Arabic? It's rare to meet Koreans who are learning Arabic.
My last job was Arabic teaching and I am used to ask same questions to my non-Arabs students and the answers were
1-To know everthings about islam
2-It's enable me to read and understand the holy Quran
3-By learning Arabic I will be able to talk with people of 23 countries who are using Arabic
4-It's important for me to find a good job in one of Arab gulf countries
I too agree with all the above answers. Although locally, here in the US, you either meet folks who learn it for military purpose or rarely do I meet folks learning it for other reasons. More so, where I Iive, is not far from the military communities.
I love Arabic. The sound of the language literally lights up my whole heart, mind and body. I am studying the language to incorporate it into my psychology studies to work with Arab children inflicted by war and/or work with the mental health movements in the Arab regions.
On a more personal note, I live the culture, people, food, music, religion, architecture, textiles etc. I can't think of a more beautiful language than Arabic. Feel so blessed!!!
I would have to agree with all of the above + the fact that the Arabic language is very rich and deep in meaning. Why are you learning the language Linda? :)
Ps. Not so long ago I had a student from Korea who was also very interested in learning Arabic, from what I know there is a great interest in the Arabic language amongst Koreans!
Right?! I feel the same way. Honestly.
Ani, beautifully put. Poetic indeed and I too find my reasons are changing, shaping and/or becoming more definitive. At first I felt like I was on the outside looking in but now I feel like I am in the inside looking out....a more intimate connect in with the language. How lucky are the natives of Arabic!!!!