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Discussion on: Proposal: translate your own content to your native language

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DrBearhands

If you don't have the basic English skills required to read dev.to posts you're also not going to be able to understand stackoverflow, specs, manuals, etc. You wouldn't be able to profit from the work of others, forcing you to repeat all their mistakes. You wouldn't be able to properly name things.
So no, you should not venture to be a dev if you lack that very basic understanding of the language. (I'm using "you" as "a person" not you specifically).

This is harsh, but that does not make it untrue.

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Leonardo Furtado

I know the post is old but I really know great developers in my country who don't have the English skills needed to read a full post on dev.to. I really believe it is an essential skill, but to say that "you should not venture to be a dev if you lack that very basic understanding of the language" seems very wrong.

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DrBearhands

That sentence was admittedly taking things a bit far, but I stand by my point that English in an essentially skill for a developer that should be learned sooner rather than later.