Language is not just what we speak; it is what we share; even a slight feeling through our expression is a language. Multiple languages add different spices to their version. Sometimes the same word in a different language has a different meaning; for example, ‘pani’ in Hindi means water, whereas, in Telugu, it means work.
There are vast benefits of learning multiple languages (I say it from my personal experience as I speak Odia, English, Hindi, and Sanskrit and indeed, to some extent, can manage with Telugu and Bengali.).
Top 5 Benefits of Learning Multiple Languages
1. Master the Art of Multi-tasking
Dealing with multiple languages trains our minds to multi-task. Scientific studies have shown that people who speak various languages are more efficient in multi-tasking. People who speak many languages are also rapid compared to others. While changing from one language to another, your brain starts thinking quickly in conversation or written conversation.
Due to this, multilingual people are often quicker than others, and when you are always a step ahead of others, you are regarded as intelligent. Apart from this, while trying to remember multiple languages, you boost your memory. It is like two shots with one arrow.
2. Makes your Selection Easier in Interviews
Knowledge of multiple languages seems to be a blessing in disguise. When you go for an interview in a company where language versatility is required, you will give a better impression to the interviewer. 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; knowing multiple languages certainly works to your advantage.
Companies would prefer people who can make their clients feel comfortable, making them feel they are at home by speaking their mother tongue.
3. Romance Gets a Different Taste
When your partner wants a different taste, you can write a poem for your partner in another language and read it to them, which will pleasantly surprise them. Sometimes ‘te amo’ (Spanish word meaning ‘I love you’) seems sweeter to your partner than a usual ‘I love you.’ I assure you they will be over the moon by seeing you do these small and sweet things.
4. Makes Travel Easier
Knowing the language of a particular place increases your scope of making friends from that place, which turns out to be helpful, and traveling around the place seems to dine a dozen. So, knowing the different languages of different places can always be a real advantage for anyone.
5. Makes Shopping Cheaper
You can consider it a stroke of pure luck, but knowing the language of some other region’s shopkeeper can sometimes give you a good discount. For example, if you talk to a shopkeeper from Spain in Australia and know Spanish well, you will benefit.
If you wish to buy beer bottles from him, which he sells at no lesser price than their MRP, your Spanish will make him feel closer to you in an alien land, and you won’t even need to strike the bargain because sometimes the shopkeeper will give a discount by himself. The discount will be a relief to you like a discount on an arm and a legging material matters a lot to us always.
” A different language is a different vision of life.”
Learning multiple languages certainly makes you a linguistic genius, but love and kindness are every day worldwide and bind people of all different languages in a single bond. So, always be kind and shower your heart’s love on the world.