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Biography - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe:

German writer and statesman.
Born: 1749 - Died: 1832
Period:
19th century
18th century
Place of birth: Germany
Germany

He who does not know any foreign languages does not know anything about his own.




Translation

Translation

(French, German)



French
Qui ne connaît pas de langues étrangères ne sait rien de la sienne.

German
Wer fremde Sprachen nicht kennt, weiß nichts von seiner eigenen.




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The spirit of a language reveals itself most clearly in its untranslatable words.




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