There are already a lot of negative things that are happening in the world nowadays due to coronavirus. Experts advise not to focus on those things. Better divert your attention to those that can help you improve, such as learning a new language, instead.
There are a lot of benefits when learning a new language. In a post shared by Lead With Languages, the health experts shared how being able to understand different languages can help improve your memory, concentration, ability to multitask, and enhance critical-thinking, problem-solving, and listening skills.
Unfortunately, learning a new language isn't an easy task. To succeed, a person should have motivation, determination, and commitment.
Furthermore, focusing on the languages that are easier to learn can also help especially for beginners. To give you an idea of what language to begin with, here are some of those you can consider.
Known as one of the most romantic languages around the world, French may sound complicated and not easy to understand, but Linguists say French has a lot of similarities to English vocabulary. This makes the language easier to learn for those who know English too.
Some English words even originated from French. Examples of these are cafe, encore, and petite.
Spanish is known as one of the languages that are most commonly used by a lot of people around the world, as shared by EF. The language is less complicated. It is written as it is spoken. It also has lesser irregularities when it comes to its grammar and structures.
Italian may seem very different from English at first, but know that these two languages are from the same family. Just like French and Spanish, Italian is also closely related to English as it has also originated from Latin.
Italian also features thousands of words that have the same meaning and spelling to the English language and even to other Romance languages. Its grammar and rules are also very simple and easy to understand.
Known as the "window" to African culture, Swahili, a Bantu language, is the last language on our list. Influenced hugely by Arabic with a touch of German, Portuguese, English, and French, this language is also less complicated to learn.
One of the characteristics this language has that makes it easier to understand is how it doesn't use verb conjugations as compared to other languages. The Swahili language only uses affixes and roots in expressing subjects and verbs.