Travelling to other Cultures

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          Nowadays people love to spend their money on lots of things. Some choose to spend it with friends. Some choose to spend it with their families. Some chose to spend it for themselves. But what sets them apart from the past generations is that this generation, people love to spend their money on travelling a lot more than before. With tourism on the roof and rising, people are a lot more engaged to save money for travelling purposes. This is where language comes in as a factor in touring new cultures across the globe.


          Unless you are a linguistic person or you know somebody that can guide you around a new place, you need to learn the basic language of every culture you will meet along your journey. Even though English is a universal language, not everybody in the world and not every culture can speak the language fluently. It's still better to learn, even if it's basic, to learn other culture's language. When you speak in their own language, even if it's not fluent, they will still appreciate that you tried to communicate with them in their own language and it will be seen very genuine.


          Learning other people's language will certainly lead to better experiences and memories that you will always cherish. That is why this site is a great way to learn each other's linguistic differences that will help us be more knowledgeable when it comes to travelling. 


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Posts0Likes0Joined8/7/2018LocationAlmeria / ES
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English
Other Arabic - Egyptian, French, German, Spanish

I think it is rude not to have a try at a few simple words or phrases abroad. I have lived in Spain a year now and there are English people here who have lived here over 25years + and can't say more than please and thank you. The Spanish are very welcoming and encouraging with language learners patient too! 

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English
Learning Spanish
Other French, German

I generally try to learn the basics of any country i visit, the hellos and goodbyes, please and thank you, numbers, and useful phrases.

The parts i love the most in learning anything new is finding the shared heritage of a language itself, within English we have a lot of Greek, Latin, Germanic, and Scandinavian roots, which i find help with a lot of other European languages, for example Latin is the base of all the romantic languages, so having a basic knowledge of it will help when learning dozens of others

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Posts0Likes0Joined8/7/2018LocationIT
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Russian, Swedish
Other English, Finnish, Italian

Personally I don't expect everyone to speak my language when visiting my country. I don't mind speaking English with tourists or any other language we have in common. 

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English
Learning French, Spanish
Other Irish

I agree that people should make an effort to learn at least a few phrases in the local language and should always know how to say please, thank you, and sorry. I would always try to learn in the local language how to ask if the person speaks a language I know (English usually). But I also don't agree with anyone who gets angry at people who don't know the local language, I never understood this sentiment.

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#5
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Posts0Likes0Joined8/7/2018LocationAlmeria / ES
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Other Arabic - Egyptian, French, German, Spanish

I love finding the rootsroots too makes me marvel at the connectivity and how languages evolved aasaas we 

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#6
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Posts0Likes0Joined18/3/2018LocationBellingham / US
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English
Other Spanish, Swahili, Tagalog, Thai

I travel about 6 months a year, mostly to asia, and mostly to places where I speak the languages. I do admit, however, that sometimes I go to countries for several weeks and don't speak any of the local language. It feels a bit awkward, haha. But if I really like the country, I'll learn the language and come back again. That's what happened with the Philippines most recently. I've finally reached B2 in Tagalog. 

I'm reading the Malazan Book of the Fallen.

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