Each of the major Romance tongues requires its own period of dedicated study, but knowing one can certainly help you navigate the rest. Here’s a closer look at how much bonus knowledge you get by learning one of them.
Only speaking one language might be holding you back in numerous aspects of your working life. Whether you’re hoping to climb further up the ladder in your current role or seeking fresh opportunities abroad, being bilingual will give you a major advantage over your monolingual colleagues (and rivals!).
If you only learn 10 phrases in Portuguese before you go to Brazil, these slang terms are the ones to remember. You won’t be able to do much more than greet friends and order beers, but you’ll sound VERY local.
What comes to mind when you think of the word “Carnival?” Colorful ferris wheels, rickety tilt-a-whirls and rigged midway games? Internationally, “Carnival” has a very different meaning. Here’s your guide to the western world’s favorite week of debauched fun.