Another daily blog post is here.
I had a Spanish lesson in the evening and was thinking on the way home how amazing it is to learn a new language. The language is actually one part of the story. It opens a door to another culture. This is what I am interested in – how culture shapes language.
Did you know that the Eskimos have 50 words for ‘snow’? “Experts claim that the reason some cultures have many words for one thing is because language evolves to focus on the most important aspects of life.”
That’s why it is sometimes easier to explain certain things in a foreign language and not in your mother tongue. Surprising but true for many people including myself 🙂
Here are 3 great articles on learning a new language:
- How to learn a new language: 7 secrets from TED Translators
- 10 Tips And Tricks To Learn Any Language
- 3 Ways Learning A New Language Helps Your Brain