Five Ways Languages Affect How We Think

This interesting Cracked article explores the often subtle ways in which languages shape us on both an individual and societal level. These facts also underscore how so cultural misunderstandings stem from our failure to appreciate the way languages shape societies in fundamentally different ways.

This is definitely something to keep in mind the next time we encounter a foreign-language speakers who comes off as abrasive or unpleasant in some way — in many instances, they simply have a different view of the world through the prism of their language, a fact that applies to us as well.

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