Why You Should Start Learning the Language of the Country You’re Visiting

Learning Spanish
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It is common to expect something and receive something else while visiting a new country abroad. Have you ever ordered a vegetarian meal and been presented with chicken? Miscommunication causes a lot more issues than just an awkward moment. We are here to explain why it might be a good idea to start learning the native language of your following location.

Learning a new language has plenty of benefits, with more and more studies saying that learning a new language helps slow down signs of dementia and Alzheimer’s, making the long-term benefits a significant plus.

Learning the native language of your next destination can help when you are trying to order a coffee or when at a restaurant. You can download various apps such as Duolingo that start by teaching you words that are useful when you need to order a taxi or food or when asking for directions.

Many of the locals will appreciate your attempt to speak their language. They may be more inclined to assist you when you need help or guidance. Additionally, if you learn Spanish, you can about get away with speaking Spanish in many countries worldwide, as well as in Europe, France, or even Italy, since some of the vocabulary is so similar it could work to your advantage.

Lastly, by learning the native language of your next destination, you will feel more like a local and less of a tourist, making it feel like you are a home away from home.