"Our languages are different, you know? My language is for everyone, yours is the language with the power, but it's not for everyone. It's expensive."
Me: "What do you mean expensive?"
"I mean, you want to learn Dangbe and you've got many people here who will teach you for free. It's a gift. For me, if I want to learn English I must go to school and it's expensive. My family can't pay my school fees, but without your language I have no power."