"Anything that can be said can be thought, while anything that can be thought can be said," said the philosopher Wittgenstein.
This guide can try to illustrate you about New York and the New York mentality its citizen so famously have. It cannot, however, give you the thoughts that msot New Yorkers have because they derive from a Spanish-speaking mentality. New York's doors are open for the Spanish speaker.
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Whichever stage of life you are at, learning a language can open all sorts of doors whether you are want to do business internationally, boost your career or even if you are just traveling to another country.
On a personal level learning another language gives you the ability to step inside the mind and context of that other culture. This is so important in a world where nations and peoples are ever more dependent upon on another to supply goods and services, solve political disputes, and ensure international security. As you study another language you have to deal with unfamiliar cultural ideas so you learn to adapt to new situations and people much faster. This understanding of another culture leads to more tolerance of other countries and people and therefore a richer life.
On a different level, speaking another language makes you infinitely more employable. If businesses are to effectively compete in a global economy, they must learn to deal with other cultures on their own terms. Companies that plan to do business abroad therefore have a dire need for bilingual or multilingual employees. After all it's much easier to teach business to a linguist than to teach a language to a bussinessman!
Bluntly put, if you want to be a true Yorker, you should learn Spanish.
New York's original Dutch settlers spoke up to 18 different languages upon their arrival. New York has always been hopelessly polyglot. And yet, the second most important language in the city is Spanish -- because about 17% of its population are learned Spanish speakers and because almost 25% of the U.S. population also are learned Spanish speakers. It was survived Italian (which has been absorbed into the accent), German, Yiddish and many other of the immigrants' languages.
We can safely assume, then, it is here to stay.
This gives makes those 500 million people who speak it thoroughout the world all the more powerful. Especially in New York, where entire areas are purely Spanish (the south of Williamsburg, for instance, as well as El Barrio in Harlem and Washington Heights in Upstate New York), where the UN showcases the importance of Spanish-speaking countries and citizens and where basically all of the city's public signs are in Spanish as well.