There are all kinds of reasons to learn a foreign language in general, and French in particular. Let's start with the general. To be able to communicate with the people who speak it – this is an obvious reason to learn a new language. This includes both the people you meet when traveling as well as people in your own community. Your trip to another country will be greatly enhanced in both ease of communication and friendliness in case you speak a given language. Speaking another's language shows respect for that culture even in case all you can say in it is "hello" and "please and people in every country prefer it when tourists make an effort to speak the local language. Learning another language can also help you to communicate with local immigrant populations at home in addition to this. Speaking a new language helps you to get to know another people and culture, as language and culture go hand in hand. Learning another language opens one's mind to new ideas and new ways of looking at the world, because language simultaneously defines and is defined by the world around us.

Why learn french

The fact, for example that many languages have more than one translation of "you" indicates that these languages (and the cultures that speak them) place a greater emphasis on distinguishing between audiences than does English. While Spanish has five words that indicate one of four categories: familiar/singular ( or vos , depending on the country), familiar/plural ( vosotros ), formal/singular ( Ud. ), and formal/plural ( Uds. ), French distinguishes between tu (familiar) and vous (formal/plural). Arabic distinguishes, meanwhile, between nta (masculine singular), nti (feminine singular), and ntuma (plural). In contrast, English uses "you" for masculine, feminine, familiar, formal, singular, and plural. The fact that these languages have such different ways of looking at "you" indicates cultural differences between the people who speak them: while Arabic emphasizes gender, French and Spanish focus on familiarity vs formality. This is just one example of many of the linguistic and cultural differences between languages. You can enjoy literature, film, and music in the original language when you speak another language in addition to this. It is extremely difficult for a translation to be a perfect replica of the original; the best way to understand what the author really meant is to read what the author actually wrote. Speaking more than one language is a skill which will increase your marketability. Schools and employers tend to prefer candidates who speak one or more foreign languages. The fact is that the global economy depends on communication even though English is widely spoken in much of the world. For example, someone who speaks French will have an obvious advantage over someone who doesn't when dealing with French. Learning another language can help you to understand your own. Many languages have contributed to the development of English, so learning those will teach you where words and even grammatical structures are from, and augment your vocabulary to boot.