Does Spanish provide happiness?

It is through words that we can communicate and share emotions. 

According to “Pollyanna’s hypothesis”, from 1969, “the words of natural human language possess a universal positivity bias”. In fact, in all languages, positive words predominate over negative ones. 

However, some languages are more positive than others. A recent study carried out by some researchers from the University of Vermont has come to the conclusion that Spanish is the happiest language of all, followed by Portuguese and English. 

These researchers looked for the 10.000 most used words in 10 languages and asked native speakers to rank those words in terms of the optimism conveyed by them. The word with the best qualification was “amor”, in Spanish, as well as “happiness” in English.

What are you waiting for to start learning the happiest language?


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