Anonymous asked in Society & CultureLanguages · 2 months ago

Many Americans descend from ppl who speak/spoke languages other than English so why do they get upset hearing/reading a non-English language?

5 Answers

  • Angela
    Lv 4
    2 months ago

    The Japanese are largely descended from the Chinese. Chinese people still don't expect to move to Japan en masse and have others cater to them. 

    We have no issue with people speaking other languages, or with tourists and their broken English. What angers us is people moving to the United States permanently for economic gain and then not only refusing to assimilate to the local culture and language, but being offended when Americans don't speak their native language. 

  • 2 months ago

    I don't know what you're talking about.  You hear all kinds of languages in Chicago.  Nobody cares.

    Source(s): Greek Orthodox Christian
  • 2 months ago

    Descend from people who speak / spoke languages other than English, doesn't make them want to know a foreign language ( not an obligation) ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

  • Ben
    Lv 5
    2 months ago

    Because neither they nor their parents speak anything other than English.

    They might be descended from non-English speakers, but that was at least a couple of generations back.

    They are simply confused and frustrated by a language they themselves do not understand. How many generations their family has been speaking English has no bearing on that whatsoever. 

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  • Zirp
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    Because they don't speak any themselves.

    and then there's the myth that English is the easiest, clearest and best language, so you don't need any other

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