Know the culture of a country through their language

The culture of a country or a particular part of a country is distinct and if you ever need the feel of studying a country, its location, heritage and its people, then you must learn their language first, as the language spoken in an area unfolds many realities of that particular area. So, if you are looking to research on the culture of a certain country, then you must be familiar with its native tongue as only then you can communicate with people who know the language and thus, would help you with your research.

Another thing is that a language of a place is the mirror of that place, and in it you can see the true picture of the people living in that area. Language has a very significant impact on the culture of a certain area, and a good research on the culture of a specific region would be incomplete without the research on the language.

Now the next thing comes that should you learn the local language or not? So, the answer to this question is very simple that if you are fluent in the local language that is certainly going to give a boost to your research, as mostly it has been observed that locals of a certain region respond much more quickly and openly to the people who know their language. So, it entirely depends on you that whether you can afford a translator or not. Though, it is strongly advised that you learn the mother tongue of those people as it surely is going to help you a lot.

Now the next question that people ask in this regard is that why should they need to learn this language, the argument given is that this is just a project and they won't be using this language for the rest of their lives, then why waste time on learning it. So here is the answer, when you learn multiple languages you get the title of the polyglot. This is not a small achievement as there are very few people in the world who are able to speak multiple languages fluently. On the other hand professionally speaking, you must learn the language of the area under study, as this would give you the edge over your competitors.

Other things that must be taken into account while learning a new language is that you might not know, but maybe years later you would have to return to that area, and it would be great if you know the language beforehand. In a nutshell, it can easily be said that learning a new language only has advantages and has no drawback. So it is strongly suggested that if nature has provided you an opportunity of learning a new language, then grab it with both hands, because many people long for this opportunity but are never given one. So, do not waste it and learn that language as you do not know what the future holds for you.


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