Why You Should Learn the Russian Language
Ah! Russia. The Red Army Choir, the Red Square, its incomprehensible alphabet and its beautiful women. If you want to find out more about the interesting and unknown world of Russia, more than the stereotypes above, then there’s only one thing to do: to learn the Russian language! Russian isn’t that difficult to learn, as long as you have good reasons to learn it. In the list you’ll find below, I’ll give you 7 reasons for learning the Russian language.
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Benefits of learning Russian
1. Russia has a Fascinating Culture A big part of Russian culture can be discovered through its literature and language. What literature lover wouldn’t like to read Tolstoy, Dostoyevsky and Pushkin in its original version? The Russian language has an enormous amount of expressions you can’t find in English. For example, when I was still studying Russian I read The Little Prince. I noticed that English sometimes needed to use six words to express a concept, while Russian only needed two or three. Although some might think of it as having been simplified, that is not the case. Separating functional words such as articles, verbs, auxiliaries, connecting verbs and some prepositions allows the author to narrate the story even better as it leaves more space for more significant words.
2. You Will Discover The True Russia Russians aren’t know for their smile, some aren’t too trustworthy of foreigners either, and, to make things worse, not many speak English or other European languages. So what usually happens is that tourists end up having limited communication with locals due to the language barrier, giving them a negative impression of their trip. However, I can assure you that after acquiring the ability to have a conversation in Russian, making friends will become much easier; it’s as if a veil will be taken off, and Russians will instantly become welcoming and friendly.
3. Learning Russian is the Perfect Opportunity to Broaden Your Social Circle Speaking another language will give you a huge advantage when it comes to making new friends and contacts. Knowing the Russian language will help you empathize with the people who speak it. You can also establish professional relationships or new friendships during one of your trips.
4. Learn Russian Because You Want to! This is the last reason for learning Russian, but probably the most important one. If you’ve read this far, it’s because learning Russian is something you want to do. The number of people who speak a certain language, or the work opportunities a language offers can’t be your only motivation. Passion and interest are the most important assets you can have for learning a language. Especially a difficult language to learn like Russian. If you’d love to learn Russian, if you get emotional every time you listen to Russian music, if your significant other is Russian, or if you’ve always dreamed of visiting Moscow, you already have the perfect reason for learning Russian. This will motivate you to learn the language more than any other reason ever could.