An estimated 6,000 plus languages are spoken in the world today. Each of them makes this world a beautiful place. From these languages, some of them are less spoken, even less than 100 people in the world but some languages are very common and spoken by millions of people in the world. In this article we have mentioned 5 most spoken languages in the world.
List of Most Spoken Languages
- Mandarin Chinese
1 – English
English is one of the most spoken language, a very famous and common with more than 1130 million speakers in the world. Every country has its own official language but English is the language that maximum people can understand and speak.
Every person even belongs to different religion must have some know how little bit English. Every person is using some common English words and phrases in daily life like, Hello, I am sorry, Good Morning, God bless you, Welcome etc.
It is not a difficult language and easy to learn. English Language is mostly spoken in United States, India, Pakistan, Nigeria, Philippines, United Kingdom, Germany, Bangladesh, Canada, Egypt.
2 – Mandarin Chinese
The numbers of Chinese speakers in the world are more than 1,117 million. But this language is not easy to learn. Mandarin is one of the hardest languages according to the learning and speaking.
A research said that you will need approx. 2,500 characters of Chinese Language to be able to read almost 98 percent of everyday written Chinese.
Mandarin is the 2nd most spoken language in the world. It is the official language of China, Taiwan and Singapore and one of the 6th official languages of the UN.
Here is some interesting thing about this language. Mandarin is a tonal language and the meaning of a word changes based on the way we pronounce it.
It is also very complex language because of it’s about 50,000 characters. The other interesting thing is there are no verb conjugations, no tenses and no gender-specific nouns either.
3 – Hindi
In this list, Hindi is on 3rd position with 616 million speakers all over the world. Some Hindi common words are also used in English speaking like guru, jungle, karma, yoga, bungalow, cheetah etc.
It is the official language of India but also speaking in different countries like Fiji, Mauritius, Singapore, Nepal, Pakistan, South Africa and Guyana etc.
4 – Spanish
Spanish is the 4th most spoken languages in the world with 534 million speakers in the world. After the Bible, the second most translated book was written in Spanish.
There are Twenty two countries over four continents have Spanish as one of the official languages. Spanish is the second most studied language in this world. Mexico, U.S.A, Spain, Colombia, Argentina, Venezuela, Peru, Chile, Ecuador and Guatemala are the most Spanish speaking countries.
5 – French
French is the 5th most spoken languages in the world with 280 million speakers. About 45 to 50 percent of modern English words are from French origin. This language has spread its roots wide and far.
This language is spoken in France with 60 million native speakers, Canada with 7 million native speakers, Belgium with 4 million native speakers, Switzerland with 2 million native speakers. If you want to know the meaning of most spoken words in almost 88 different languages, you can visit The Different Languages.