Why I love learning new languages?

Hello – Bonjour – Hola – 你 好

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I’ve always been so fascinated with languages (I don’t know if that’s because I grew up speaking 2 already or because I just really like learning about different languages and cultures)!

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Anyways.. It’s all just so fascinating to me…

…That people communicate in different languages that others don’t understand because the words are different.

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Think about it, when you speak English to your friend in a foreign country the people around you (locals) don’t know what you’re saying because they’ve never been introduced to that language.

Or, even better, when you go to a foreign country and don’t understand what people are telling you because the language is “weird” because it’s not what you grew up listening to and speaking.

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Even the English language has it’s differences throughout the world!

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One of the reasons why I love learning languages is because it not only helps you understand what people are saying to you, it also helps you better understand the culture.
…Think about this next time you go abroad:

Listen to people speak their native language and notice how natural it is for them (like you when you speak your native language), and then, try and have a conversation with them; chances are they will slow down their speech for you, and you will spend half of the conversation thinking about what to say next because you don’t want to embarrass yourself by saying the wrong word.

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Although it may it be difficult and embarrassing to learn a new language, it’s also one big reason why I love traveling so much; I can finally put my language learning to use and see if it is actually possible to learn a completely new language and be able to be understood as well as, understand, locals.

 

Thanks for reading! I hope this post inspired you to learn a new language and travel abroad to use your new, amazing & highly valued skill! 

-LiveForAdventure! 🙂

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