The Most Used Languages in The World

The Most Used Languages in The World

UNESCO estimates the number of spoken languages ​​in the world over 6 thousand. Some of these languages ​​are spoken in large geographies, while others are spoken in small geographies. Languages ​​used in wide geographies around the world enable most people to communicate with each other. 40% of the languages​​spoken around the world are in danger of disappearing. According to the estimates, each one of these languages ​​spoken around the world disappears every two weeks. The disappearance of an existing language after a while does not only mean that it disappears but also means the loss of the intellectual and cultural environment.

A language is a natural tool that allows people to communicate their agreement with each other. Each language has its own rules and features. It acts as a bridge between people from past to future by continuing its existence within these rules. In this article, you can find information about the most popular languages ​​in the world.

Most Spoken Languages in the World?

Chinese ranks 1st as a language used by 1.3 billion people in the world. In fact, the element that provides Chinese as the most spoken language is that the population of the People's Republic of China is very crowded. 2nd place is English and spoken by 1 billion people. Thus, Chinese and English are among the most spoken languages ​​in the world. The third most spoken language in the world is Spanish. It is estimated to be spoken by 450 million people. Hindi, a language spoken in the Indian subcontinent, ranks 4th due to the large population, like China. Arabic ranks 5th in the list of most spoken languages​​in the world. This language has become one of the most spoken languages ​​in the world for religious reasons as well as the population of Arab geography is crowded.

1. Chinese

Apart from the crowd of the Chinese population, the developing technology and economy of the country have made this language popular in recent years. Chinese is one of the official languages ​​of the United Nations because it is the most spoken language in the world. The Chinese alphabet has a unique writing system. It is known that the alphabet has a history of approximately 3500 years. It has a great influence on East Asian languages ​​with its language structure and features. There is one character for each word in the Chinese language. This character does not create words by juxtaposition. The Chinese government has simplified writing in traditional character with a policy that is introduced in 1954. As a result of this policy, it has become easier to read and write Chinese thanks to the characters made easier.

The use of Chinese varies according to different regions of the country. Chinese dialects are spoken according to different regions in the country. The most spoken of these dialects are known as Mandarin. This dialect is the official language of the country.

A person with a very good education in the country knows between 5000 and 7000 characters. A person must know at least 3000 characters in order to read a newspaper. The most important point in learning Chinese is the toning system. People who decide to learn this language should pay attention to this issue. Learning Chinese today will benefit people in terms of careers. Along with the developing economy of the country, knowing Chinese makes a difference in the economic sense. However, it should be kept in mind that Chinese is a difficult language that takes a long time to learn.

2. English

Since English is spoken in very large geography, it is called as a global language. If you know English wherever you go in the world, you can communicate with the people of that country without any problems. English is an international language dominating in fields such as science, diplomacy, communication, media and aviation. Since England was a colonial empire in history, the English language could spread to such a large geography.

In addition to being the official language of many countries, English is also used as the official language in the United Nations. 1 in 4 people in the world speaks English. It is estimated that 80% of the information stored in the world is in English.

3. Spanish

Spanish is the most widely used language in the world as the official language of the countries. Spanish is also the most spoken language in the US after English. Spanish is used as an official language in many international and interregional organizations. The origin of Spanish, which belongs to the Indo-European language family, is based on the Castilian region. It is mostly similar to Portuguese in terms of language. Spanish has similar aspects with French and Italian.

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