Why does Chinese not dominate the world languages?

8 Useful Languages ​​You Should Learn Right Now!

Whether you are learning a language in order to expand your professional opportunities or simply want to cross another item off your personal “bucket list” - in any case you want to reap the reward for your efforts! But how do you decide which language is the most profitable to learn?

First of all: All languages ​​are worthwhile! But the language you learn to impress international business partners is unlikely to be the same as the language you will need to backpack Europe.

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We introduce you to 8 different languages ​​and their advantages:

What is the most common foreign language spoken?

English

You might be surprised that English isn't the most widely spoken language in the world. This honor is given to both Chinese and Spanish. However, English is the most widely spoken foreign language in 55 countries. So if you are planning to study or work abroad then it definitely makes sense to speak English.

What is the most widely spoken language in the world?

Chinese

With over 1 billion native speakers, Chinese dominates Asia and the world as the most widely spoken language. It should not be forgotten that Chinese also includes ten Sinitic languages, such as Mandarin and Cantonese. With the emerging economy of China, Chinese is becoming very important, especially in the international business world.

Which foreign language is it worth learning in the USA?

Spanish

The most widely spoken foreign language in the United States is Spanish. In fact, there are more Spanish speakers in America than in Spain itself, which is why most Americans don't have to travel far to get used to the language.

What is the most frequently used second language besides English?

Arabic

Standard Arabic is used as the generally accepted written language in many countries in which various Arabic dialects are spoken. In fact, Arabic is an official language in 59 countries - especially in the Middle East and Africa!

What language is spoken on all five continents?

French

French is the second most widely learned language in the world. As a holdover from colonial times, French is still represented on five continents. So it is hardly surprising that it is also one of the working languages ​​of the United Nations.

What is the most widely spoken mother tongue in Europe?

German

Due to the large number of native speakers, German is the most widely spoken language in Europe. In addition to Germany, German is also the official language in Austria and Liechtenstein. It is also widely spoken in Central and Eastern Europe.

Which language is in high demand?

Portuguese

You might think of Portugal when you hear Portuguese, but Portuguese is also the official language of Brazil. With Brazil's booming economy (currently the seventh largest in the world) and extremely successful tourism industry, it is becoming increasingly worthwhile to speak Brazilian Portuguese - which can be a real plus on a CV.

Which language is used most often on the internet?

Russian

Although English dominates the internet with over 50% of all published content, Russian ranks second. Russia's growing geopolitical influence makes Russian a language worth learning. The U.S. State Department even listed it as a crucial language.

 

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