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Slovenian language

Have you noticed that every single Slovene carries love inside him/herself? Well, the Slovenian language is a unique language for true lovebirds. It is one of very rare languages to use dual grammatical forms in addition to the singular and the plural. Although its complex grammatical structure could discourage foreigners from learning Slovene, it does not stop increasing numbers of them from enrolling in Slovenian language classes. Even if at first it could sound a hard and cold language, when foreigners start to understand Slovene, they discover it is a language rich in words which express positive feelings of love, friendship and good will. So, let us say that is difficult not to like it!

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We are also very proud that our language, along with our culture, has been preserved through the centuries even without national sovereignty. The history of our language, indeed, is characterised by the struggle for the independence of the Slovenian people, which was the core of the writings of two main figures in Slovenian literature, the poet France Prešeren (1800-1849), and the writer Ivan Cankar (1876-1918).

The ability to speak foreign languages is another virtue we have: everyone speaks at least one foreign language, and the younger generation even speaks two or more! In some way, an aptitude for dealing with foreign people is one of the main characteristics of Slovenes. The possibility of expanding our businesses outside Slovenia has always motivated Slovenes to travel to Austria, Germany, Italy or Croatia, so many can fluently speak the languages spoken in these countries.

Moreover, Hungarian and Italian languages have obtained official recognition from the Slovenian Government in order to safeguard and protect the respective minorities settled in the boundary areas of Prekmurje and Primorska. No wonder that most foreign visitors to Slovenia find Slovenes very open, kind and hospitable to them. Their experience is usually positive.


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