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Is it useful to study Italian??

Is it useful to study Italian?? What is motivating you to study Italian?? Why learn Italian at all?? Wouldn’t it be better if you had learnt Spanish?? What are the benefits of studying Italian and not French? These are only some of the many questions I get from people to know why I’m studying Italian. So it is useful to study Italian?? Let’s find out!

Is it useful to study Italian??

1. Easier than other romance languages:

Italian is a language of art, food and love and makes a great catch when it comes to studying a new foreign language. Italian is a melodious and beautiful sounding language and while that may not be a reason enough to learn, it also happens to be relatively easier than other romance languages such as French, Romanian, Portoghese.

In 2016, Italian was the 4th most studied language in the world!

Verona is often called the city of love
Verona is often called the city of love

2. Studying Italian leads to new opportunities:

In India, foreign language studies are not unusual anymore. If we compare this to a decade ago or even 6 years back, today it is quite common to learn a new language. It is almost like a fad. India also happens to be a big market for foreign investment. So if one knows another language such as Italian, (whether in India or anywhere else), it can lead to new opportunities.

Studying Italian certainly has many benefits. For instance, I started studying Italian in 2015, having no idea that one day an Italian company would hire me to work for them. I started learning the language for passion (now you know why I did not study Spanish or French) and ended up working with Italian brands! Life is strange 🙂

Also Read: My experience of Learning Italian

Who is Italophilia- That's me in Rome, trying to read the Italian newspaper La Repubblica
That’s me in Rome, trying to read the Italian newspaper La Repubblica

3. Knowing Italian can open the door to Italy:

Italian is a very useful language to learn because only 60 million people speak it. This means there is a huge untapped possibility as there are billions of people who don’t know the language. These people might want to do business in Italy so if one knows Italian, it is possible to bridge the gap. This gap is fairly common in commercial transactions and I often observe people take a step back if they are not comfortable with the language and customs of the country.

In conclusion, studying Italian is useful! One can become a translator, invest or simply do business with an Italian company. Not only does that mean more commerce but also more travel! So knowing Italian can really open the door to Italy.

One can bridge language barriers in commercial deals
One can bridge language barriers in commercial deals

Though Italy is a small country it is a powerhouse of some of the best brands and companies in the world!

Conclusion:

Your reasons of studying Italian could be different to mine and I certainly cannot speak for everyone. But I know that learning Italian has been useful to me and opened a new world of possibilities. Italian is still a very niche language to learn and not many venture there. So there is great scope for you if you want to try something different and challenging.

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4 Comments

  • Francis Pettitt
    March 29, 2021 at 8:48 am

    Italian is also useful if you like Italian opera, Italian food or just need to repair your car in Italy. Italian sounds very beautiful too. A couple of years ago we were in India and people told us how they loved to hear italian spoken. Plus one can also watch and follow Italian soaps like ‘un posto al sole’!

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    • Italophilia
      April 1, 2021 at 11:24 am

      Thank you Francis for stopping by. Yes Italian is extremely beautiful to speak and you’re right about Indians loving it. I will check out un poste al sole. Grazie mille

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  • KareninCalabria
    March 17, 2021 at 2:52 am

    If you want to really know a people, you have to speak their language. Punto.

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    • Italophilia
      March 17, 2021 at 10:25 am

      That’s a valid point. Though not for everyone, I’d say but definitely for you and me 😉

      Reply

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