My English people are very fascinated by the sound of the Italian language and that’s why they decide to learn Italian.
Like French, Italian just sounds so dreamy and romantic. Every time you hear someone speak Italian, you half expect a debonair Valentino to suddenly appear out of nowhere and sweep you off your feet and transport you to the Venice canal so he can profess his love for me while being serenaded by the boatman in a gondola. So you should take the plunge and study Buon Giorno and Ti Amo, and you will not regret it, not even a bit. You can learn it in a jiffy. There are a lot of reasons to learn Italian and here are some of them for English native speaker.
9 reasons to learn Italian
1) GIVES YOU UNDERSTANDING OF YOUR OWN LANGUAGE
Also, you will learn a lot about your own language and open yourself up for another one. As you discover the beauty of a new language, it is inevitable for you to compare it with your native tongue and in effect, learn new things about it. Various languages are related to one another. For example, the Italian adjectives like tremendo, orrendo, innocuo, conspicuo, and mendace have English counterparts that sound almost exactly alike, like tremendous, horrendous, innocuous, conspicuous and mendacious.
Learning a new language makes you understand the etymology of words, enabling you to delineate the foreign roots of your own language, giving you a greater command of it.
2) GIVES YOU THE SMARTS
Another reason to study Italian is that it makes you smarter. A lot of researches concluded that studying something new, like learning a new language, intensifies the cognitive power of your brain and makes your mind sharper. There is also the conclusion that people who have been bilingual since they were little display a higher flexibility in cognition that those who have only been using a single language.
3) EXPANDS YOUR HORIZON
Further, you should study Italian because it expands the scope of your cultural horizon. Italy produced a lot of world-renowned artists and authors, all with exemplary skills, such as Michaelangelo and Da Vinci. Learning the Italian language will give you a better understanding and a deeper appreciation of the celebrated works of these veritable men.
4) SERVES AS A LIFE HACK
You must learn Italian because it will serve as a life hack. If you have any intentions of impressing your partner when dining at an Italian restaurant, knowing which dish to order might just seal the deal. You will be pleasantly surprised how Italian can greatly help you with your everyday tasks.
5) OPENS DOORS TO NEW LANGUAGES
Learning Italian opens doors to learning new languages. Mastering one language that is classified as a romance language allows you to understand other romance languages and gives you a knack for learning it.
6) MAKES TRAVELLING EASIER
If you plan on visiting Italy, it is imperative that you learn the language. When you master Italian, it makes traveling easier and fun. You will not have a hard time conversing with airport and immigration officials. You can roam around without the fear of being lost. People will not take advantage of you. There is a greater chance of being friend with locals and in the process, discover hidden tourist spots and local haunts. This will not only cut back on your expenses but will also enrich your cultural experience.
7) IMPROVES YOUR HEALTH
Your health will also improve when you learn how to speak Italian. It has been documented that brain aging is slowed down by learning a new language and improves your cognitive abilities.
8) HELPS YOU START A MUSICAL CAREER
Who among you are budding musicians? Those with the dream of becoming musical masters should study Italian. Many musical terms like tempo, andante, moderato and many others are in Italian, so having a command of the Italian language may help you with your dream of becoming a famous star in the field of music.
9) HELPS YOU IN ANY CAREER
In fact, learning Italian can be a great boost to any career. Italy is included in the list as one of the wealthiest countries in the world. Numerous international companies are opening satellite offices in Italy and employ people who understand both English and Italian.
I hope the factors that I have stated above will entice you to learn the Italian language. Come to think of it, you do not need to be an aspiring artist, or a professional, or a traveler, or a musician, or a linguistic enthusiast, for you to study Italian. Sometimes, you have to study Italian just for the sheer fun of doing so.
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2 thoughts on “9 Reasons To Learn Italian [Immediately!]”
I totally agree with you that bilingual people are smarter than single language users in general. My friend was born into a multinational family so he knows 3 languages and he’s definitely one of the smartest one in class! I am thinking of sending my son to an Italian language class so that he can expand his horizons and make his mind sharper too.
Thank you so much Alicia! I totally support your choice of encouraging your son to learn another language. It really broaden your horizons, also culturally. Buona fortuna!