A very interesting TED Speech from Lera Boroditsky. Even, if some of the content was already discussed multiple years before.
What struck me: There are places where people greet by giving cardinal directions. This has led to the fact that thos people have a much better sense of navigation and orientation than what was even expected, what humans are able to achieve.
Another example: Bridge in German is a female noun, while in spanish it is a male noun. Because of this, when germans talk about bridges, they prefer “female” adjectives like beautiful, while spanish people tend to use adjectives like “strong”.
Isn’t it interesting, how using a language changes the way you think..?