How many languages?

Victor from Russia wants to know: how many languages should a gentleman have?

At least one.

A gentleman can be unilingual. A polyglot is not necessarily a gentleman. As much as I like languages I know lots of excellent people who speak only one language.

So my answer is as many as you want.

But I am happy to have some Latin based languages, some Germanic languages, some Asian languages, and now with Russian a Slavic language. If you get one language in a group, the next one is easier.

But there are other things in life, like being a gentleman!

Thank you for prompt answer!