How does learning foreign language change our worldview? English has different verb tenses. Verbs not only describe some action, but also tell the information about the time, and if this action finished or still continue. Maybe for english speakers it is a valuable information... :)

In Tatar language there are few forms for verb tenses, depending on are you talking about something you have seen personally and you are sure 100% or you talk about something in general. Tatar language specifies this moment.

In Chinese language there is no difference between present and future verb tenses. People say that such kind of language helps native speakers being more mindful of how their current action influences their future consequences. 

What do you like in your target languege? Does learning a new language change your understanding of the world? 
Apr 21, 2019 4:28 PM
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Thank you so much for the comments! Nice to read your experiences. For me was a new that in Chinese nno future verb tense. Interesting isn't? Hehe 
April 22, 2019
Wow, and how do Chinese people talk about the future? How do they express things that they'd like to do in a few years?
April 23, 2019
Learning a langauge is not only about langauge. If you are really dedicated to learn langauge(s) your knowledge will be broaden. (maybe it is not correct grammarly, please correct me:) ) So you read listen and speak in your targeted foreign langauge. Personally I read the news in English I watch videos connected to science etc in English. I am not sure that I would do it in my native langauge. And last but not least italki is here too.:) You can read here many point of views. 
April 22, 2019

I'm not sure how to answer "what do I like in my target language" because there are many things. One thing is that there are things in the languages I'm learning which make more sense to me, as in the way they function than in my native language, such as spelling in Spanish but then there are things I just don't find easy to grasp.

As for "does learning a new language change your understanding of the world"...Yes. This is one of the main reasons I study languages so that I can explore, understand different places, cultures and ways of thinking. 

April 22, 2019
Oh my !!! Definitely learning a new language helps understand people and culture :)
April 21, 2019
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