International travel is made easier and more pleasant when you know Galician. Understanding Galician enhances your opportunities in government, business, medicine, law, technology, military, industry, marketing, etc. Skills like problem solving, dealing with abstract concepts, are increased when you study Galician. Learning about another culture enables you to gain a more profound understanding of your own culture.
How Long Does it Take to Learn Galician?
*** NOTES *** Galician is an official language of the region of Galicia, where 56% of the population speak it as their first language. It is more commonly a first language of the older generation than the younger. Its vocabulary predominantly comes from Latin, with a few Germanic and Celtic influences. Galician is closely related to Portuguese: they are about 85% mutually understandable. There are some linguists who argue that Galician is a dialect of Portuguese, although most agree that they both developed separately from a common ancestral language.