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Top 10 Most Spoken Languages in the World (MANDARIN is #1)

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Perhaps, language is the most important function of the human body because it allows us to express and understand, it allows us to communicate and share our ideas and it allows us to enjoy number of entertainment hours through listening radio, music, and reading the literatures. The development of languages has a great role in our life. Today, there are thousands of languages spoken around the world but have dissimilarity in the number of speakers; following is a list of top 10 Most Spoken Languages in the world.

1. MANDARIN

Mandarin language, chinese

Mandarin is the most spoken language in the world with more than 1 billion speakers. Speaking mandarin is not so effortless because its each word can be pronounced in four ways, so a beginner will have the trouble to speak and distinguish the one tone from another.

If you want to say hello in the Mandarin language you will need to say “Ni hao” (Nee HaOW).  So here, the speaking complication is visible.

2. ENGLISH

English Language

Although English does not have the most speakers like Mandarin yet it is the official language of more nations than other most spoken languages in the world. 508 millionpeople speakers are making it one of the most spoken languages in the world.

If you want to say hello in English just say “What’s up, freak?” (Watz-UP-freek).

3. HINDUSTANI

Hindustani language, taaj mehal, taj mahal

The second most populated country, India uses the Hindustani as its primary language. India has the largest Hindu population in the world. With more than 497 million speakers, it comes at third rank in the list of top ten most spoken languages in the world. It is expected that the population of India will exceed the Chinese inhabitants soon in a small amount of years. If you want to learn Hindi, then an Indian movie can be helpful for you.

To say hello in Hindustani just say “Namaste”.

4. SPANISH

Spanish Language

Having more than 392 million speakers, Spanish is the fourth most spoken language in the world. It is spoken almost in every South American and Central American country and not to nominate the Spain, Cuba and the United States.In U.S. there is a great attention in theSpanish language because many English words are borrowed from the language including tornado, patio, bonanza, enchilada and Grande supreme etc.

If you want to say Hallo in the Spanish language just say “HOLA”.

5. RUSSIAN

Russian Language, russia beautiful places to visit

Although some people consider it as a harsh language in the world, yet it is the fifth most spoken language in the world. Boris Yeltsin, Gorbachev and Yakov Smirnoff are one of the millions of Russian speakers out there. We used to think them as our commie enemies but now we think of them as our commie friends. From six languages in the UN, Russian is spoken in diverse places not only in the mother country but also in Belarus, Kazakhstan and the U.S. More than 277 million people are speaking this language.

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If you want to say hello in the Russian language just say “Zdravstvuite” (ZDRAST-vet-yeh).

6. ARABIC

Arabic Language, burj khalifa

Arabic is one of the oldest languages spoken in the different countries of the world. Arabic in spoken in the middle east, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Iraq, Syria, Jordan, Lebanon and Egypt. As the Holy book of Muslims “Al-Qur’an” is written in Arabic, so the millions of Muslims are speaking Arabic in numerous countries of the world. Indonesia is the largest country with highest Muslim population in the world. In 1974, Arabic was made the sixth official language of the United Nations. Its number of Speakers are more than 246 millionliving around the different countries of the world.

If you want to say hello in Arabic just say “Al salaam a’alaykum” (Asla-mu-aly-kom)

7. BENGALI

Bengali Language, banaladesh agriculture

Bangladesh is also a Muslim country having more than 120 million of population from which more than 211 million people speak Bengali. It is nearest to India and here the population rate is growing so fast.

If you want to say hello in Bengali just say “Ei Je” (EYE-jay)

8. PORTUGUESE

Portuguese language

In 12th century, Portugal got its independence from Spain and expended all over the world. Portuguese is its official language. It is also the national language of Brazil. More than 191 million people are speaking Portuguese language in the different countries of the world.

The world Hello can be translated into Portuguese as “Bom dia” (Bohn DEE-ah).

9. MALAY-INDONESIAN

Malay Indonesian Language

Almost 159 million people living into the different countries of the world are speaking this language but Malaysia and Indonesia have the highest number of Malay-Indonesian speakers.

The word hallo can be translated in the Malay-Indonesian language as “Selamat pagi” (se-LA-maht PA-gee).

10. FRENCH

French Language, eiffel tower paris

French is considered the most romantic language in the world. French is spoken in the tons of nations including Canada, Belgium, Cameroon, France, Rwanda and Haiti.French is spoken by more than 129 million people.

To say hallo in the French language, just say “Bonjour” (bone-JOOR).

[/box] [box type=”tick” style=”rounded”]Following is a table specially generated to save your time because you can see the top 10 most spoken languages in the world at a glance.[/box]

SUMMARIZED LIST OF TOP 10 MOST SPOKEN LANGUAGES IN THE WORLD ALONG WITH THE NUMBER OF SPEAKERS IN MILLIONS

RankLanguageNo. of Speakers
(Millions)
1.Mandarin1000
2.English508
3.Hindustani497
4.Spanish392
5.Russian277
6.Arabic246
7.Bengali211
8.Portuguese191
9.Malay-Indonesian159
10.French129

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