Top 5 Things that Happen when you Learn a New Language
While there are pluses and minuses for everything in life, learning is the only thing that has no disadvantages in my opinion, especially when it is learning a new language.
Below are the top 5 things that happen when you learn a new language.
1- You become familiar with different cultures: You immediately think and act in the culture of the language you’re speaking.
2- You become more tolerant: being exposed to different languages and cultures makes the speaker more tolerant towards them and more accepting and open to diversity.
3- You become a foodie: Admit it. Food is the best thing in the world. You can’t speak a language without falling in love with the culture behind it, especially the food! Spaghetti, anyone?
4- You develop a serious case of wanderlust: When you learn a new language, you get this urge to visit new countries and interact with native speakers.
5- You become a code switcher: It’s inevitable, especially if you are Lebanese. You start using all the languages you speak in the same sentence. Good luck getting your point through without having to explain yourself a zillion times 😛
What is the new language you would like to learn?
Learning a new language is always a challenge. Being a professional translator, it is always a tough task for me to imbibe a new language in my mind every year. As discussed here, it makes a learner to explore a new culture, and makes you eager to learn new things always.
I agree, Benjamin!
They say that best age to learn is childhood. But that doesn’t mean that adults should give up. Always try to think about language-learning as a great experience of gaining something new. Great Blog!!
Thank you! And yes, I agree with you 🙂