The TOP TEN most spoken languages in the WORLD!
I know many of us are studying another language, and to each his/her own reason. I speak Spanish and English, and consider them to be pretty important languages to know in today’s society. However I was wondering what the most spoken languages in the world were. My first guess was… English (of course) but I quickly discovered I was very wrong! Here’s the list of the ten most widely spoken languages in the world. Maybe you’ll be surprised too!
1. Chinese (Mandarin)= 1,000,000,000 +
2. English = 508,000,000
3. Hindustani (Hindi and Urdu)= 497,000,000
4. Spanish = 392,000,000
5. Russian = 277,000,000
6. Arabic = 246,000,000
7. Bengali = 211,000,000
8. Portuguese = 191,000,000
9. Malay-Indonesian = 159,000,000
10. French = 129,000,000
It makes logical sense, when you think of the population sizes in each of the countries which speak the languages.