” A different language is a different vision of life”
– Federico Fellini
Language is not just what we speak it is what we share with each other, even a small feeling through our expression is a language. Different languages add different spices to their version. Sometimes same word in different language have different meaning, for example ‘pani’ in hindi means water whereas in telugu,it means work. There are huge benefits of learning multiple languages( I say it from my personal experience as I myself know Odia, English, Hindi and Sanskrit and certainly to some extent can manage with Telugu and Bengali.).
The top 5 benefits are-
1. Get mastery in the art of multi-tasking
While dealing with multiple languages many scientific studies prove that your brain can do multi-tasking with ease and really very quick as compared to others because while changing from one language to other either in oral conversation or in written conversation your brain starts thinking quickly. When you are always a step ahead of others, than obviously you are regarded as smart. Apart from this, while trying to remember multiple languages you are actually even boosting your memory. It is like two shots with one arrow.
2. Makes your selection easier in interviews
When you go for an interview in a company where versatility of languages is required, you will surely give a better impression to the interviewer. Knowledge of multiple languages seems to be blessing in disguise. Even when you work as a receptionist or a call receiver at a call center, you need to talk to various people of different backgrounds in which knowing multiple languages certainly works for your advantage. Companies would definitely prefer people who can make their clients feel comfortable, making them feel they are at home by speaking their own mother tongue.
3. Romance between you and your partner gets a diferent taste
Sometimes ‘te amo’ (spanish word meaning i love you) seems sweeter to your partner than a usual ‘i love you’. When your partner want a different taste then certainly you can write a poem for your partner in another language and read it to her/him which will pleasantly surprise her/him. I assure you he/she will be over the moon by seeing you do these small and sweet things.
4. Makes your tourism easier
Knowing the language of a particular place increases your scope for creating friends from that place which turns out to be really helpful and traveling around the place seems dine a dozen. So, knowing different languages of different places can always be a real advantage for anyone.
5. Makes shopping cheaper
You can consider it as pure luck but knowing the language of a shopkeeper of some other region can sometimes give you good amount of discount. For example, if you are talking to a shopkeeper from Spain in Australia and you know spanish well, you will get a benefit. If you wish to buy beer bottles from him which he sell at no lesser price than its MRP, your spanish will make him feel closer to you in an alien land and you don’t even need to strike the bargain because sometimes the shopkeeper will give discount by himself. The discount will be a relief to you as discount in an arm and a leg material matters a lot to us always.
Learning multiple languages certainly makes you a linguistic genius but always remember, love and kindness is the language common all over the world and binds people of all different languages in a single bond. So, always be kind and shower your heart’s love to the world.