学会这5种语言,跟世界做生意

今天要给大家介绍的这位,叫做Andrew Henderson老师,一个专门讲nomad生活方式的油管博主。

他认为,在当前这个时代,我们应该注意新兴经济体的发展,并掌握这些大型经济体下,那些人所说的语言,当然还有了解这些符号体系背后的文化。

这样做是有道理的,因为在不同的体制下,市场的信息差是非常大的,这意味着你有更多的机会在这里做跨境的生意,包括但不限于电商贸易、综合服务等等。

那么,我们应该学习哪几种语言呢,学习他们的理由又是什么呢?

第五种 葡萄牙语

排名倒数第五的,是葡萄牙语,它是西班牙的官方语言,西班牙是属于西欧的一个国家。

学习他的理由有三个:

一、西欧国家的经济正在起飞,葡萄牙在西欧国家里面算是比较发达的,经济体量在7年排到第8位。

二、巴西曾经是葡萄牙的殖民地,那里的官方语言也是葡萄牙语,2017年的人口都有2亿多了。

三、巴西非常适合北美的国家居住,相近的文化,以及舒服宜人的天气。

第四种 俄语

听到这个语种的时候,一点也意外,谁叫你战斗民族人多呢。

当然了,这里学习它的理由不存粹是人口,作者给的理由也很充分呢,理由有三个:

一、虽然人口出生率掉得很厉害(15年是13.3%),但1.46亿的人口基数摆在那里。

二、东欧的国家比如白俄罗斯、中亚的哈萨克斯坦,这些国家都是以俄罗斯语做为官方语言。

三、拉脱维亚是波罗的海附近”最适合“居住的国家,在那里有不少俄罗斯人。

第三种语言 西班牙语

我学了下,西班牙语的发音和普通话的发音很类似,基本学过汉语和中文的,掌握这门语言应该还是比较轻松的。

至于学习的理由,我自己先补充一个,就是西班牙的文化太好玩了,热情、奔放是我在学习过程中能感受到的。

作者列出了几个理由:

一、对比起俄罗斯语、葡萄牙语,西班牙语算是非常容易学的了。

二、中美、南美的国家很多都是西班牙语为主,比如Nicaragua。

第二种语言 阿拉伯语

第一次看阿拉伯语,觉得他们的书面语都像鬼画符,写得潦草的,估计都可以变成图像而不是文字了。

不过,作为作者推荐的第二种语言,阿拉伯语还是非常有价值的。

具体的原因如下:

一、中东正在变成仅次于亚洲的大经济体,无论是市场的发展速度,还是投资的增速。而中东的很多国家,比如迪拜、阿联酋等,都是以阿拉伯语为主。

二、阿拉伯国家中的卡塔尔的财富并不少于美国、加拿大这些国家。

三、还有更多正在发展起来的阿拉伯国家,他们的经济实力和机会也不容忽视。

第一种 中文

作为世界上的第二大经济体,中国的市场潜力是不容忽视的,特别是内需市场的发展。

但就目前来说,在中国会说中文的外国人并不多,如果你会他们的语言,这是个优势。

而且随着国内人的消费意识提升,他们对品质和服务有更高的要求,这里面会出现巨大的市场机会。

下面是作者的讲稿整理

What are the five best languages that you can learn to be prepared in a changing world?

Hi, I’m Andrew Henderson. I’m the editor at the nomad capitalists.

We share tips on finding more freedom, more prosperity, and a better lifestyle by looking beyond your own borders.

Now before you do anything else make sure to subscribe to our channel. Make sure you get all of our latest videos. Because we cover a lot of things that you’re gonna need to know when it comes to finding success and finding opportunities all around the world now.

When I started Nomad capitalist I originally wrote a special report and one of the things that I recommend that people do in order to maximize their potential to find freedom was to learn a second language. A lot of native English speakers only speak English and around the world that is becoming increasingly useful for getting by even when you go to places like Vietnam, Eastern Europe, Central Europe, and South America.

More and more people are speaking English but if you want to be an entrepreneur, if you want to have the best job, if you want to start a really successful business or make a great insider investment, the kind that we talked about at nomad capitalists, it can be very helpful to learn a second language.

For example, I spent a lot of time in China and I think it’s one of the best business cultures on earth yet less than 1% of the population in China speaks any English at all. And as the culture becomes more and more successful, China and other countries like it will have less of use to do business with foreigners as they build up more and more domestic business opportunities and they can do business with each other.

So let me share with you my top five languages that you could learn to expand your opportunities in a changing world.

Now the first language number five on the list is Portuguese. Now you might ask yourself you know why Portuguese. It’s not really that significant of a language some people have told me but here’s the reality. Portugal where of course it is from is a European country that as much as I don’t like Western Europe has a lot of opportunities right now. Portugal got hit very hard I the recession but unlike a country like Spain which has done a lot of the wrong things and has fought business and success and people with money.

Portugal hasn’t been nearly as bad at rejecting capital, so Portugal is not a bad place to be right now but also, of course, Brazil has a lot of people. 200 million of people down in South America and even though it’s stumbled and it’s not the economy of once was the bricks aren’t is ballyhoo it is they once where I see a lot of great things in the midterm for Brazil and especially if you’re an American or Canadian and you’re looking for a place where you can go and benefit from better weather benefit from a laid-back culture and still do some business or buy some real estate. Portuguese is a great language to learn and of course, there are some African nations where Portuguese is also still spoken.

And now number 4 language for you to consider learning is Russian. Russia isn’t exactly a fast-growing superpower. People at one point said that Russia’s population was actually shrinking due to such a low birthrate that’s turned around now. It’s very slow population growth but it’s still there now.

Here’s why Russian is important. First of all, for the things we talk about here at nomad capitalists the Russians are they have a wealthy contingent where there are a lot of opportunities to market to those people. I’ve said on planes next to people I’ve met people at conferences who run thriving businesses selling to Russians, things like real estate in places like Spain and Latvia and other places in Europe, Southeast Europe as well.

There are a lot of wealthy Russians who are looking to put their money in various places they love investing in very lavish projects. I was in Cambodia where Russians are investing hundreds of millions of dollars leasing out islands off the coast and developing him into luxury villa complexes. And so Russian is a great language to learn if you’re looking to do business and that high and market which is something that I think is a good business strategy, but you’ve also got other people in other areas in Eastern Europe.

I guess states that speak Russian or understand Russian and those are places where I see emerging opportunities. Latvia is my favorite place in the Baltic States. It’s a very livable place and there’s a large minority of Russian people there that you could work with as well.

Now the number three best language to learn is one that a lot of people in the Western world have some familiarity with and that’s Spanish. I and many others learn Spanish when we were in high school and you may have as well.

Spanish is actually a pretty easy language to learn, compared especially to Russian or some of the others on this list. But there are a lot of countries in the world that of course speak Spanish. Central America, South America, these are where some of the world’s hotspots are. I’m a big fan of Central American countries like Nicaragua. And if you go to these places you’ll see that the English penetration isn’t as great as you might expect especially considering how great English is growing as a second language in places like in Asia and elsewhere.

Spanish is a language that everyone in the region in Central and South America pretty much speaks and so there’s not as much of a requirement to learn English.

So it’s a good language if you’re looking to do business in those places. Again a lot of Americans would love to live in places like Central America, South America. So it allows you to get by and actually live in these places. But if you’re looking to do deals whether it’s cheap farmland in Paraguay or Ecuador whether it’s you know big real estate projects in Panama oceanfront real estate in Nicaragua or Costa Rica, you need to know Spanish and of course you can also use that in Spain not that I recommend people do much business these days in Spanish, a no-brainer language to look into learning.

Now the number two most valuable language you should consider learning may shock some people but it is Arabic. And it is the primary language of a lot of the world’s up-and-coming nations. A lot of the wealth centers as well as a lot of frontier markets which were big fans up here at Nomad capitalist. The Middle East is really second probably to Asia when it comes to being the biggest formidable player not only to some fast-growing economies but also global finance and investment.

And so if you speak Arabic you’ll have an advantage because some of these economies are a little bit more insular than you might find elsewhere. Places like Dubai, Abu Dhabi are becoming international financial centers. They’re looking to increase their status I think that we’ll see a pretty formidable comparison to one of these places. And Switzerland the not-too-distant future as places like Dubai really Ramped up their efforts to be a hub for finance.

But you’ve also got just like in Russia. A lot of wealthy Middle Easterners who are looking to diversify their wealth outside the region if you can help them and you understand their language that’s a big plus now beyond just some of the wealthy oil States which by the way are some of the wealthiest in the world.

I mean you look at Qatar, for example, there are few nations on earth, not even the United States, not Canada that are wealthier than Qatar. So talk about an opportunity but that’s one of those oil States.

Arabic is also the language that you’ll speak in some of the ultra frontier markets, like parts of northern Africa Iraq. Tunisia is more developed now. You can laugh and say well what do you need to go to Iraq for I mean the reality is people are making a fortune right now buying real estate in parts of Iraq. Now that’s not something that you can do at the moment if you’re not an Iraqi but those things will eventually become liberal. I liberalized when I see a lot of opportunities for people who do speak Arabic to be able to go to these places. If you’re looking for a little more adventurous opportunity that would be a good language to learn and it is spoken really northern Eastern Africa, the Middle East and elsewhere now.

The number one language you should consider learning will come to no surprise to my readers and that is Mandarin Chinese. It’s no secret that China is making big inroads into the global marketplace. China has decreased its buying of us funny money. And China is really looking to position itself as the new global leader with a global reserve currency with some of the world’s best opportunities.

And as I said fewer than I believe 10 million people in China actually speak English and when you consider the 1.4 billion population there that’s statistically irrelevant. I’ve spent time in China and I’ve met people who I’ll be introduced to a so that you know they speak English to talk to them and the reality is a lot of people who speak English in China speak it the same way that you or I might speak Spanish that we learned in high school. You know Chinese is a language that people can learn and really make a lot of inroads because so few foreigners speak it.

China is expanding its influence all over the world you they’re making huge investments in Africa.Chinese consumers in the country are desperate for all kinds of resources they want better products they want better services they want to travel more.The the list of ways you could monetize knowing Chinese and having some connection to Chinese culture in my mind are endless as 1.4 billion consumers start spending more and more and more money just look at the statistics in Macau.

In the gambling sector Macau is growing 19 to 24 percent a year right now. Every year that’s how much more money is spent on gambling in the casinos in Macau. Meanwhile Las Vegas is falling every year.Macau is a gambling centre is actually six times bigger than Las Vegas. I was in Las Vegas recently and the place is falling apart.The white the Moving escalators in front of five star hotels are broken they weren’t replaced the whole week I was there. I mean the place is really in disrepair and then you’re gonna macau and you see just all the wealth that is pouring in to that place and then you consider that only four or five percent of Chinese have ever been to Macau and you realize the huge potential.

And that potential I think is a lot like the potential with learning the Chinese language. A lot of Chinese businessmen have been very pragmatic and have gone to great lengths to communicate in English but I think that if their spending power grows as the domestic market grows as their ability to communicate with people in Chinese grows rather than having to always look to the West I think that if you speak the language you’ll have a much bigger leg up on your competition. Off course Mandarin is spoken in most of mainland. China the second dialect people can understand you in the southern Guangzhou area, Hong Kong, Macau what have you but definitely Chinese is a language that you should look into if you’re looking to be dominant in the new boom markets in the world.

Now those are five languages that I consider you learn at least one of harness the power of emerging markets and new opportunities all around the world and really get in on the ground level really get in as an insider by speaking the language which one you learn depends on a number of factors including where you want to do business where you want to live the cultures what have you but if you disagree with me if you think there’s a language I missed or one that shouldn’t be on this list leave a comment below. We’d love to hear your feedback.

跟世界做生意是一件非常有趣的事情,不过,是不是你想学的语言也在这里呢?如果没有,可以留言推荐哦。

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