You may have heard stories of some travellers recalling the time they talked with a local when they got lost or when they needed directions. These people, who learned to speak the native language of their travel location, expressed the genuine appreciation of culture and local tradition just because they learned to speak the local language.
These stories prove that socializing with anyone in your vacation, even the people who may not understand your native or secondary language will help you enjoy your vacation further. It will help you know more about culture, the composition of the language and the reflection of the local culture and tradition in the language’s construction.
When you talk to local people in their own language, you share camaraderie with them given that your way of talking does not implore them to give you special treatment. In this way, you win their respect, and they find it more comfortable to talk to you in their own language.
Socializing will also help you find better tips, especially in trying to lower your expenses. Some cheaper or non-tourist price boutique shops only have retailers who might only speak in their native tongues. By learning their language, effective communication can give you things you need for half the price.
Remember, learning a new language is difficult, but rewarding, not just because it helps you during your vacations, but because it helps you learn more about the country and makes your travels safer with people genuinely giving you their help.