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The Programmer's Brain: If you can learn Python, can you learn French?

 
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From the section titled, "If you can learn French, you can learn Python!"
I was wondering why French?
And is the inverse true, that is, if you can learn Python, can you learn French?
 
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French is much more complicated.
 
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Nothing with French specifically, just meant that as a stand in for "learning another language"
 
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So learning a natural language is equivalent to learning a programming language?
 
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It is not entirely the same, but research (that I talk about in my book) shows that if you can learn a natural language that predicts your skills in learning programming too.
 
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Learning to read and write another language is not the same as learning to hear/understand  and speak the language.  I have learned bit and pieces of some languages as far as reading.  I have made very little progress being able to hear and understand another language.
 
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