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13 REASONS TO LEARN A FOREIGN LANGUAGE

13 reasons to learn a foreign language.

 

Learn anything faster.

Learning a foreign language starts very important and useful processes in your brain. You automatically train yourself to recognize, understand, memorize and use any information much better and faster

Boost your confidence.

When we set out to achieve something and find success, it boosts our confidence levels — no matter how small the progress is.

Even being able to carry a 30-second conversation with a native speaker can significantly make you more confident, because you know it’s something you wouldn’t have been able to do before.

“Once we believe in ourselves, we can risk curiosity, wonder, spontaneous delight, or any experience that reveals the human spirit.” — E.E. Cummings

Increase your brain power and prevent potential brain diseases.

A psychologist at York University in Toronto, Ellen Bialystok, has found that students who study foreign languages tend to score better on standardized tests than their monolingual peers, particularly in the categories of math, reading, and vocabulary.

Additionally, a study conducted around a similar time by Researchers from University College London has shown that learning other languages altered grey matter – the area of the brain which processes informationin the same way exercise builds muscles.

Improving our health is something that should be a priority for every one of us, no matter how old we are. Most of us consider improving our health in a few major areas, like our physical appearance. But we tend to miss out on the most important part that runs our entire body — the brain.

We are nothing without the vital functions of our brain, and we need to prioritize its health like we would with any other vital organ in our body.

When it comes to the brain, learning a new language can prevent or delay Alzeihmer’s disease and dementia by 4.5 years. This is a far more powerful than the best drugs which only delays the symptoms by 6–12 months.

The American Academy of Neurology has performed studies showing that speaking more than one language increases the amount of neural pathways in the brain, allowing information to be processed through a greater variety of channels.

Get a new perspective about your own culture.

See bigger picture! You know your country and your culture, but to know it better, to value it you should have a look at it from very different, new point of view. Too many people live their entire lives never questioning the universal “truths” they take for granted in their own culture. But step outside this narrow scope, and it’s like stepping out of the Matrix; once your eyes are truly opened to that new perspective, you can never go back.

Improve your native language.

According to the Impact of the Second Language Education, studying a second language alone will significantly improve the grammar, reading, vocabulary, and speaking skills of your first language.

This makes sense because learning a new language allows you to understand the structures and breakdowns of a language, whereas this is something you intuitively picked up when you learned your native language.

Increase your creativity.

Language learning is one of the best ways to become more creative. It’s a lot like putting together the pieces of a new puzzle. And the usage of a foreign language is both: a skill and an art.

Open up new career opportunities.knowstartup.com-towards-startup-success

We live in an increasingly globalized world and companies are constantly expanding overseas and dealing with clients from all over the world. Between two candidates with the exact same skill set and experience, the person who is bilingual is arguably much more likely to get the job. You also can grow significantly at your current job if you can speak a foreign language.

Meet new people and develop life-long friendships or deepen your relationships.

Meet new and interesting people! Speak to people in their language and you’ll understand their soul, you’ll be able to see the truth about their life and feelings, you’ll find out really exciting and amazing things from them. Develop life-long friendships or, who knows, even the love of your life!

Impress people around you.

People always admire those who have some specific skills, especially speaking a foreign language. This always considered to be the privilege of intelligent, well-educated and smart people, which can do something meaningful in their life.

Improve your decision making skills.

A study from the University of Chicago found that when people speak in a language other than their native tongue, it helps eliminate their tendency toward so-called loss aversion—that is, getting too caught up in the “here and now” to make choices that could profit us further down the road.

Bilinguals are more confident with their choices after thinking it over in the second language and seeing whether their initial conclusions still stand up. This means that if you learn a second language, this might well improve your ability to make wiser financial choices, for example. Who would’ve thought?

Enjoy works of art in their original language.

There are a lot of great masterpieces in literature (prose and poetry), folklore, songs all over the world. But we only can see their real beauty, know their real value, feel their depth and magic, if we get aquatinted with them in their original language. So, don’t miss such a great opportunity in your life and open the world of art from the different side.

Become more open-minded.

Learning a foreign language and getting soaked into an entirely new culture and world view is the surest way to become an open-minded, understanding individual, and that is really priceless. Seeing the world from a different perspective, and understanding where you and others come from, is a fantastic, eye-opening experience.

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So many people want to learn a foreign language, but very often they find too many reasons why they “can’t achieve it”. All of those aren’t real, believe me. Whatever doubts you have, you really can learn another language. Earlier you start – faster you’ll have the results! Don’t hesitate and don’t waste your time and your life, do something great for yourself – learn a foreign language!

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Vocabulary. My day. Мій день.

My day. Мій день.

 

Ранок     morning

День     day

Вечір     evening

ранкові вправи     morning exercise

вставати     get up

вмиватися     to wash face

чистити зуби     to brush teeth

снідати     to have breakfast

обідати     to have lunch

вечеряти     to have dinner/supper

працювати     to work

вчитися    to study

відпочивати     to rest

дивитися телевізор     to watch TV

читати книгу     to read a book

лягати (йти) спати     to go to bed

 

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Vocabulary. Holidays. Свята.

Holidays. Свята.

 

свято     holiday

вихідний     day-off

канікули     vacation (for pupils and students)

відпустка     vacation

День народження     Birthday

весілля     wedding

річниця     anniversary

Новий Рік     New Year

Різдво     Christmas

Великдень     Easter

Трійця      Holy Trinity

Івана Купала     Midsummer

стіл      table

гість     guest

подарунок     present

пісня     song

сміх     laughter

 

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Vocabulary. Time&dates. Час і дати.

Time&dates. Час і дати.

 

час     time

секунда     second

хвилина     minute

година     hour

день     day

тиждень     week

місяць     month

рік     year

минуле     past

теперішнє     present

майбутнє     future

ранок     morning

день     day

вечір     evening

ніч     night

стрілка     hand (of the clock)

годинник    clock

пізно    late

рано    early

вчасно     in time

 

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Vocabulary. Meals. Їжа.

Meals. Їжа.

 

Їжа    food

Страва    dish

Смак    taste

Сніданок    breakfast

Обід    lunch

Вечеря    dinner/supper

Тарілка    plate

Виделка    fork

Ложка     spoon

Ніж      knife

Серветка    napkin

Свіжий     fresh

Овоч     vegetable

Фрукт     fruit

Корисний     guseful/good

Шкідливий     bad (for health)

Готувати     cook

Суп     soup

Борщ     borsch

Сало     fat/bacon

Хліб     bread

Гарнір     side dish

Каша     porridge

Молоко     milk

Сир      cheese

М’ясо     meat

Риба     fish

Яйце     egg

Мука     flour

Морозиво     ice-cream

Шоколад     chocolate

Їсти     to eat

сіль     sault

перець     pepper

 

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Vocabulary. City. Місто.

City. Місто.

 

місто               city

вулиця           street

дорога            road

ліхтар              streetlight

міст                   bridge

зупинка          (bus) stop

парк                  park

пам’ятник       monument

площа               square

ринок                market

будівля              building

крамниця        shop

аптека                farmacy

пошта                post office

вокзал               railway station

лікарня             hospital

школа                school

садок                  kindergarden

бібліотека        library

поліція              police

завод                   plant

ресторан           restaurant

склад                   warehouse

церква                church

 

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Vocabulary. Clothes. Одяг.

Clothes. Одяг.

 

Одяг               clothes

Комір             collar

Рукав             sleeve

Ґудзик           button

Кишеня        pocket

Куртка          jacket

Шуба             furcoat

Плащ             raincoat

Рукавички   gloves

Шарф             scarf

Шапка            hat

Светр               sweater

Штани            trousers

Шкарпетки  socks

Сорочка          shirt

Спідниця        skirt

Сукня                dress

 

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Vocabulary. Weather. Погода.

Weather. Погода.

зима                     winter

весна                    spring

літо                       summer

осінь                     autumn

погода                 weather

сонце                    sun

хмара                   cloud

дощ                       rain

сніг                        snow

град                       hail

туман                    fog

вітер                      wind

холодно               cold

тепло                     warm

лід                           ice

гроза                      thunderstorm

 

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Vocabulary. Family. Родина.

Family. Родина.

 

сім’я                   family                  

родина              family

мати                   mother

батько                father

бабуся                grandmother

дідусь                  grandfather

брат                      brother

сестра                  sister

дитина                child

дядько                uncle

тітка                    aunt

молодший        younger

старший            elder

чоловік              husband

дружина            wife

 

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Vocabulary. Greetings&polite words. Привітання та слова ввічливості

Greetings&polite words. Привітання та слова ввічливості

 

Привіт                                                         Hi

Вітаю                                                            Hello

Доброго ранку                                         Good Day

Добрий день (Доброго дня)               Good Morning

Добрий вечір (Доброго вечора)       Good Evening

Доброї ночі                                                 Good Night

До побачення                                             Good bye

Бувай                                                               Bye

Перепрошую                                                Excuse me

Дякую                                                               Thank you

Будь ласка                                                      Please/You are welcome

Ласкаво просимо                                        Welcome