Native language = emotional, foreign language = rational?
When we learn foreign languages, we are stimulating our brain. Our thinking changes through learning. We become more creative and flexible. Complex thinking comes easier to people who are multilingual as well. The memory is exercised by learning. The more we learn, the better it functions. He who has learned many languages also learns other things faster. He can think more intently about a subject for a longer time. As a result, he solves problems faster. Multilingual individuals are also more decisive. But how they make decisions is dependent on languages too. The language in which we think influences our decisions. Psychologists examined multiple test subjects for a study. All test subjects were bilingual. They spoke another language in addition to their native language. The test subjects had to answer a question. The question had to do with the solution to a problem. In the process, the test subjects had to choose between two options. One option was considerably more risky than the other. The test subjects had to answer the question in both languages. And the answers changed when the language changed! When they were speaking their native language, the test subjects chose the risk. But in the foreign language they decided on the safer option. After this experiment, the test subjects had to place bets. Here too there was a clear difference. When they used a foreign language, they were more sensible. The researchers presume that we are more focused in foreign languages. Therefore, we make decisions not emotionally, but rationally…
Guess the language!
______ is among the languages that dominate the book market.
Great works in world literature were written by ______ authors.
Thus many books are translated from ______.
______s also enjoy reading new texts so translators always have a lot to do.
______ is the native language of about 160 million people.
Additionally, many people in other Slavic countries speak ______.
With that, ______ is the most widespread language in Europe.
Approximately 280 million people speak ______ worldwide.
As an Eastern Slavic language, ______ is related to Ukrainian and Belarusian.
______ grammar is structured very systematically.
That is an advantage for people who like to think analytically and logically.
______ is absolutely worth learning!
______ is an important language in science, art and technology.
And wouldn't it be nice to be able to read famous ______ literary works in their original form?