Top Ten Most Spoken Languages In The World In 2014

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Top Ten Most Spoken Languages In The World In 2014

Do you know what the most spoken language in the world is? If you think it’s English you are wrong. Check out our list to discover the top ten most spoken languages in the world in 2014.

10. French – 129 Million Speakers

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Any French person will be quick to tell you that their language is one of the most romantic languages in the world but is also spoken in many other countries such as Belgium, Canada, Rwanda, Cameroon, and Haiti.

“Hello” in French is “Bonjour”.

9. Malay-Indonesian – 159 Million Speakers

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Malay-Indonesian is spoken in Malaysia, Indonesia and Singapore. Even though there are many dialects of Malay they are basically based on the same root language.

“Hello” in Indonesian is “Selamat pagi”.

8. Portuguese – 191 Million Speakers

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Like many other European countries the Portuguese were explorers and colonized many countries spreading it’s language around the world. Brazil, Macau, Angola, Venezuela, and Mozambique all speak Portugeuse.

“Hello” in Portuguese is “Ola”.

7. Bengali – 211 Million Speakers

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Bangladesh has a population of over 120 million people and the population is growing so fast the language is also spreading to India creating more Bengali speakers than most people would expect.

“Hello” in Bengali is “Ei Je” (EYE-jay).

6. Arabic – 246 Million Speakers

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Not only is Arabic one of the most popular languages but it is also one of the oldest. It is spoken throughout the Middle East and found in other countries such as Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Iraq, Syria, Jordan, Lebanon, and Egypt.

One of the reasons why Arabic has such a high amount of speakers is because it is the language of the Koran.

“Hello” in Arabic is “Al salaam a’alaykum”.

5. Russian – 277 Million Speakers

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Considering the size of Russia it was probably obvious it would make an appearance on the list but the language is also spoken in Belarus, Kazakhstan, and the U.S. to name just a few.

“Hello” in Russian is “Zdravstvuite”. (If you can pronounce it.)

4. Spanish – 392 Million Speakers

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Apart from Brazil, Spanish is pretty much spoken in every country in South America. It is also one of the most popular languages to be taught in the U.S..

The language is also very similar to Portuguese with many Spanish and Portuguese speakers being able to understand each other.

“Hello” in Spanish is “Hola”.

3. Hindustani – 497 Million

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Hindustani is the first language of India and due to the population growing at such an incredible rate it is predicted to pass English and take second place within the next few years.

“Hello” in Hindustani is “Namaste”.

2. English – 508 Million Speakers

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English the language of the United kingdom and is also the official language of more countries than any other language. It is spoken in numerous countries all around the world such as New Zealand, the U.S., Australia, Zimbabwe, the Caribbean, Hong Kong, South Africa, and Canada.

If you are reading this you probably already know how to say hello in English, so lets move on to number one.

1. Mandarin – 1 Billion Speakers

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Mandarin is the most popular language in the world mainly because it is spoken in the most populated country in the world. It has double the amount of speakers as English but it is also one of the most hardest languages to learn.

“Hello” in Mandarin is “Ni hao”.

 

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Found this interesting for u to choose the languages for your kids to learn!

Top Ten Most Spoken Languages In The World In 2014

Do you know what the most spoken language in the world is? If you think it’s English you are wrong. Check out our list to discover the top ten most spoken languages in the world in 2014.

10. French – 129 Million Speakers

Top-Ten-Most-Spoken-Languages-In-The-World-In-2014-1

Any French person will be quick to tell you that their language is one of the most romantic languages in the world but is also spoken in many other countries such as Belgium, Canada, Rwanda, Cameroon, and Haiti.

“Hello” in French is “Bonjour”.

9. Malay-Indonesian – 159 Million Speakers

Top-Ten-Most-Spoken-Languages-In-The-World-In-2014-2

Malay-Indonesian is spoken in Malaysia, Indonesia and Singapore. Even though there are many dialects of Malay they are basically based on the same root language.

“Hello” in Indonesian is “Selamat pagi”.

8. Portuguese – 191 Million Speakers

Top-Ten-Most-Spoken-Languages-In-The-World-In-2014-3

Like many other European countries the Portuguese were explorers and colonized many countries spreading it’s language around the world. Brazil, Macau, Angola, Venezuela, and Mozambique all speak Portugeuse.

“Hello” in Portuguese is “Ola”.

7. Bengali – 211 Million Speakers

Top-Ten-Most-Spoken-Languages-In-The-World-In-2014-4

Bangladesh has a population of over 120 million people and the population is growing so fast the language is also spreading to India creating more Bengali speakers than most people would expect.

“Hello” in Bengali is “Ei Je” (EYE-jay).

6. Arabic – 246 Million Speakers

Top-Ten-Most-Spoken-Languages-In-The-World-In-2014-5

Not only is Arabic one of the most popular languages but it is also one of the oldest. It is spoken throughout the Middle East and found in other countries such as Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Iraq, Syria, Jordan, Lebanon, and Egypt.

One of the reasons why Arabic has such a high amount of speakers is because it is the language of the Koran.

“Hello” in Arabic is “Al salaam a’alaykum”.

5. Russian – 277 Million Speakers

Top-Ten-Most-Spoken-Languages-In-The-World-In-2014-6

Considering the size of Russia it was probably obvious it would make an appearance on the list but the language is also spoken in Belarus, Kazakhstan, and the U.S. to name just a few.

“Hello” in Russian is “Zdravstvuite”. (If you can pronounce it.)

4. Spanish – 392 Million Speakers

Top-Ten-Most-Spoken-Languages-In-The-World-In-2014-7

Apart from Brazil, Spanish is pretty much spoken in every country in South America. It is also one of the most popular languages to be taught in the U.S..

The language is also very similar to Portuguese with many Spanish and Portuguese speakers being able to understand each other.

“Hello” in Spanish is “Hola”.

3. Hindustani – 497 Million

Top-Ten-Most-Spoken-Languages-In-The-World-In-2014-8

Hindustani is the first language of India and due to the population growing at such an incredible rate it is predicted to pass English and take second place within the next few years.

“Hello” in Hindustani is “Namaste”.

2. English – 508 Million Speakers

Top-Ten-Most-Spoken-Languages-In-The-World-In-2014-9

English the language of the United kingdom and is also the official language of more countries than any other language. It is spoken in numerous countries all around the world such as New Zealand, the U.S., Australia, Zimbabwe, the Caribbean, Hong Kong, South Africa, and Canada.

If you are reading this you probably already know how to say hello in English, so lets move on to number one.

1. Mandarin – 1 Billion Speakers

Top-Ten-Most-Spoken-Languages-In-The-World-In-2014-10

Mandarin is the most popular language in the world mainly because it is spoken in the most populated country in the world. It has double the amount of speakers as English but it is also one of the most hardest languages to learn.

“Hello” in Mandarin is “Ni hao”.

 

http://dailynewsdig.com/top-ten-spoken-languages-world-2014/

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Posted on 01/02/2016

Very interesting, thank you! I’m interested in Spanish for my kids. I see it’s really very popular in the world.

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Posted on 01/10/2015

Interesting! I am actually interested to learn the Korean language. So much of KPOP music and drama influence haha :P Anyone know of any good schools that offer korean language courses?

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