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Bilinguals are more attractive, say 71% of Americans

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2016-08-26 16:12China Daily Editor: Yao Lan ECNS App Download

调查:会说两种语言的人更有吸引力

Bilinguals are more attractive, say 71% of Americans

A tourist poses in front of the "House of Flags" installation in London's Parliament Square in 2012.

Want greater success in your career and your love life, as well as a healthy brain long into old age?

想要在事业上和爱情生活中获得更大的成功,并且到暮年仍保持大脑健康?

The answer could be to learn another language.

答案或许是,学习另一种语言.

Or at least that's the case according to a majority of Americans and Britons polled in a new survey by language app Babbel.

至少大多数的美国人和英国人是这么认为的,这个数据来源于语言应用软件Babbel的一项新调查.

Apparently, 71% of Americans and 61% of Britons believe speaking more than one language makes a person seem more attractive.

显然,71%的美国人和61%的英国人认为,会说不止一种语言似乎使人更具吸引力.

Oui, c'est vrai!

嗯,是真的.ǚㄓ铮

Of 3,000 English-speakers polled in the US and the UK, nine out of 10 admitted they'd learn a new language in pursuit of love.

接受调查的3000名说英语的英美人士中,有九成承认他们愿意为了追逐爱情而学习一种新的语言.

About half said they'd dreamed about a romance with someone from another country.

约一半的人表示,他们曾梦想着和来自另一个国家的人拥有一段浪漫爱情.

And moving from the bedroom to boardroom, about one in four Americans and Britons think that being monolingual has held them back professionally.

从家庭事务来到工作事务上,约有四分之一的美国人和英国人认为,只会一种语言阻碍了他们的职业发展.

So it's probably no surprise that one in eight confessed to having exaggerated their language skills on a resume.

因此,有八成人承认在简历中夸大了自己的语言技能,这也不怎么意外.

"Languages not only enable you to expand yourself in terms of perspective and skillset, but they also open doors and help you better understand other cultures and peoples," Miriam Plieninger, director of didactics at Babbel, tells CNN.

Babbel的教学论主任Miriam Plieninger表示:"语言不仅能拓宽自己的视野和技能,同时也打开另一扇门,帮助你更好地理解其他文化和民族."

  

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