5 % law

There is such a notion called auto synchronization. It is also called “The 5% law”.

First this process was recognized in ancient Egypt. The core of the notion is the following: if 5% of members ofany community do the same action, all other majority of the society begins to repeat this action.

For example, if you frighten 5% of the calm horse herd, the whole herd will run away in panic. If 5% of the fireflies family accidentally flashes at the same time, the whole family will start glowing.

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Useful Tips for Learning Foreign Languages

People who take up learning foreign languages have completely different reasons – some need it for getting promoted at work, some are willing to change their current occupation for a job that has to do with languages or translations, some have relatives or friends abroad and want to get acquainted with their traditions and values through the language as a mirror of a specific culture, quite many people need it for traveling or simply get involved into language studies for self-improvement and out of interest.

Most of those who make a conscious decision to learn a foreign language are grown-ups, however, it is commonly known that the elder the person gets, the harder it is for them to memorize hundreds of new words and difficult grammar rules. Anyway, grown-ups may still learn a language relatively quickly and effectively as well as children if they make notice of some useful tips and actually practice them. As a professional translator, interpreter and tutor of the German and Finnish languages (note: Finnish is one of the most difficult languages ever!), I am eager to share some helpful advice with you.

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