As we all know that learning a new language takes a lot of hard work and there are certain things which motivate them. And motivation is what it takes for anyone to succeed in life, not particularly for language learning only. As the topic says we are going to discuss some useful points why people choose the Russian language. Before going into details let’s have some basic ideas about the language. Russian is one of the most widely spoken native languages in Europe. It belongs to the Slavic group of the Indo-European language family.
The Slavic group of languages is divided into West Slavic (Czech, Slovak, Polish, and Sorbian), South Slavic (Bulgarian, Croatian, Macedonian, Serbian, and Slovenian), and East Slavic (Russian, Ukrainian, and Belorussian). Russian is one of the five official languages of the United Nations and ranks as the major world language along with Chinese, English, Spanish, and Hindi. It is the native language of 142 million citizens of the Russian Federation, the world’s largest country. The total number of Russian language speakers around the world is estimated to be from 255 to 285 million.
WHY PEOPLE CHOOSE THE RUSSIAN LANGUAGE
- On the list of the most widely spoken languages globally, Russian comes eighth. Believe it or not, it’s the most spoken language in Europe. In terms of sheer geographic access, learning Russian will open doors for you — not just in Russia, but also in Belarus, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Moldova, Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia, and Israel. It’s also a popular second language for much of Eastern Europe because of Russia’s lasting political influence.
- The fact is, Russian is far less popular as a second language than, for example, Mandarin — another language even more difficult for English speakers to grasp. This low popularity is a shame because there are several economic opportunities currently arising in Russia, Eastern Europe, and Central Asia. You may be surprised to learn this too, but it became the internet’s second most popular language in 2013, replacing German, and has remained in that position since.
- Learning Russian is a way of enhancing your soft skills and knowledge. It is no secret that a foreign language creates a possibility to make new friends and explore more inroads as much as new relationships are concerned. Knowing the Russian language will allow you to empathize more with the people of your country. It will also enable you to make new friends and establish a new relationship during your unique trips.
- One of the most lucrative careers for speaking Russian is the enormous job opportunity it holds for you. Russia contributes so much to the number of tourists traveling to the Middle East, Africa, South America, and a host of other places to enjoy their vacations and under the warmer weather. Translator and Interpreter as a career option are some of the most sought-after professions in the languages. You can become a translator and an interpreter for some of these tourists.
The above-discussed points are some of the most common aspects or things that motivate a person to learn the Russian language. However, learning a new language is also a challenge itself, and to have a good choice for yourself and what is best fitted with your career choice before starting the journey.