4 reasons to learn Polish!
Motivation is very important when learning a language. So, it's best to learn the language which you are most interested in.
But before you decide to learn Spanish, French or German (just like everyone else), consider the following reasons for learning Polish instead!
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Polish is a beautiful language with a strong literary tradition. It is a very soft language that easily lends itself to poetry and music.
If you study Polish, one day you'll be able to read the great works of Polish literature in the original language, such as Pan Tadeusz by Adam Mickiewicz or Quo Vadis by Henryk Sienkiewicz, which I'm reading right now!
Eventually you will understand the lyrics by awesome Polish bands, such as Kult, Myslowitz or Bratanki. (Each link takes you to a song on YouTube!) Plus, you'll get the jokes in many fantastic Polish comedies, like Seksmisja (Sex mission) or Jak Rozpetałem II Wojnę Światową (How I Unleashed World War II).
Over the last 200 years, Poles have immigrated to every corner of the world. It's hard not to have some distant Polish roots!
Poles and Polish Americans were critical in the history of the United States and many other countries. In the USA, Kościuszko and Puławski were heroes of the American Revolution, even though they themselves were not Americans. Polish immigrants played a big role in building the country into what it is today.
Poland is a beautiful country, complete with stunning mountains, forests, lakes and rivers. It has a rich history too. I've written at length about the Things I Love About Poland in a series of articles.
The Polish people are some of the most social and hospitable people in the world. They love to talk, visit friends and entertain guests. And a Pole will never pass up a good argument! :-)
If you ever have the pleasure of being invited to someone's home in Poland, you will be treated like a king.
I have personally met dozens of foreigners who have learned Polish to an advanced level. But many Poles still believe that Polish is the hardest language in the world and are simply amazed to hear a foreigner speaking Polish well.
You will be very popular at parties in Poland!
But a word of warning: They will probably make you say a tongue twister in Polish. ;-)
Did I miss anything? Do you know any other good reasons to learn Polish? Leave a comment below!