Is German a good to learn language?
The German language is a West Germanic language mainly spoken in Central Europe. It is the most widely spoken and official or co-official language in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Liechtenstein, and the Italian province of South Tyrol. It is also a co-official language of Luxembourg, Belgium and parts of southwestern Poland, as well as a national language in Namibia. German is most similar to other languages within the West Germanic language branch, including Afrikaans, Dutch, English, the Frisian languages, Low German (Low Saxon), Luxembourgish, Scots, and Yiddish. It also contains close similarities in vocabulary to Danish, Norwegian, and Swedish, although these belong to the North Germanic group. German is the second most widely spoken Germanic language after English.
One of the major languages of the world, German is a native language to almost 100 million people worldwide and is spoken by a total of over 130 million people. It is the most spoken native language within the European Union.
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Reasons to learn German:
1. You will make friends everywhere in the world
With 20 days to almost six weeks of annual leave and a higher average income than most other countries, German people are the ultimate globetrotters. They are literally everywhere in the world!
This means that there’s a great possibility you’ll run into a German speaker in your business travels or during your vacation. Thus, if you want to be able to communicate and make friends everywhere you go, learn German.
2. You will be able to enjoy Dark, the mind-bending German series, to the fullest
About how the German series Dark is going to make you love and learn the German language, I wrote a while ago. But now that the second season is available on Netflix, I’d say it’s an absolute must to go watch this masterpiece now. You don’t have to be a movie geek to like it. If you know how to appreciate good stories, amazing acting, and beautiful cinematography, Dark is definitely what you should binge-watch this weekend.
3. Learning German will boost your career opportunities
As you can see, everything is connected. The economy, as well as the fact that German is the most spoken native language in Europe, will make your resume stand out when you’ll mention German as one of your language skills. Moreover, it is actually estimated that the ability to speak German could come with a wage increase of about 4%.
4. Science and research:
German is the second most commonly used scientific language. Germany is the third-largest contributor to research and development and offers research fellowships to scientists from abroad.
5. Cultural understanding:
Learning German provides you with an insight into the way of life, and the hopes and dreams of people in German-speaking countries, broadening your horizon.
Make the most of your travels not only in German-speaking countries but in many other European countries where German is widely spoken, especially in Eastern Europe.
7. Opportunities to study/work in Germany:
Germany awards a generous number of scholarships and other support to study in Germany. Working holiday visas are available for young foreigners from a range of countries, and special visas are offered to skilled workers and professionals.
8. Enjoyment of literature, music, art and philosophy:
German is the language of Goethe, Kafka, Mozart, Bach and Beethoven. Indulge in reading and/or listening to their works in their original language.
The above good reasons to learn German are just the beginning. Everyone has their own reasons for learning particular languages. So, What are your reasons for learning German?
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