How many languages would you like to speak? Do you agree that “to have another language is to possess a second soul”? Neil and Rob talk about polyglots and teach you some English vocabulary.

This week’s question
The word polyglot comes from Greek and is made up of two parts: poly, which as Rob says, means ‘many’, and ‘glot’. But what does ‘glot’ mean? What is the meaning of the word polyglot? Is it:

a) many words?
b) many sounds?
c) many tongues?

Listen to the programme to find out the answer.

someone who speaks many languages

identify with
feel that you are similar or closely connected to something

nothing except; used to emphasise how strong, pure or powerful a feeling is

spirit or non-physical part of a person which is sometimes believed to continue to exist after death

skill and ability to do something well

working quickly and effectively in an organised way

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