My first post
Hi, I’m Roberto and this is my first article. English is not my natural language, but I think my articles will be quite understandable to all. I want to start my blog telling you two things.
There are many reasons to use English as your main language for blogs, business and other general communications.
Italian (lingua italiana) is my first language. Based on Wikipedia, Italian is spoken as mother tongue by [..] 65 million people. Instead, English language only in the United States is spoken by 251 million people. Wikipedia reports English as first language for 309-400 million people in the world.
This is incredible. Due to on-going globalization on all fronts, English has been set as the language of multicultural communication and to reach the world audience English is the right choice. It well fits in many professional and unprofessional fields.
Italians: loved or hated.
It’s more than 1 year and half that I live in Prague (Czech Republic). I started this personal adventure to improve my skills as professional programmer in the IT field. During this period I met many foreigners, and the first impression is almost the same: many people don’t know Italy, Italians and the Italian culture.
There are too many prejudices on the Italians, some because of the interpretation of the actors during some mafia movies and their strong use of the Sicilian accent, or because of the ridiculous Italian politics or the well known high consume of pasta.
It’s very common for me to meet people who start imitating the Brad Pitt’s accent in the movie Inglorious Bastards or reciting the funny video The Italian Man Who Went To Malta. Anyway, Italians are the most successful brand recognized around the world, just don’t forget the deep culture and diversity that characterizes us. There are things you really understand only living in a foreign country and this is also true in Italy. Italy remains a fantastic mixture of many cultures and traditions.