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Which are the two most spoken languages in the world?



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K. Shadrach

K. Shadrach

K. Shadrach
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Answered May 15, 2020

There are different languages that are (over 6500) that are spoken every day. Some of these languages are spoken more than the others. Different languages with their own history and also sounds which helps to keep us connected to each other. This brings us to the two most spoken languages.

Mandarin Chinese has the highest speakers, with over 1.3 million speakers. It is related to Cantonese, Tibetan, and Burmese. It is widely spoken in Mainland China, Taiwan, and also Singapore. It is a complex language to learn with over 500 characters.

The English language has the second-highest number of speakers with over 1.132 million speakers. It is also related to German, Dutch, and Frisian. The English language is the most common lingua franca for business, travel, and also international relations. It is also used for teaching in many countries with an estimate of over 118 countries.

William Shakespeare also contributed a lot to English with about 1700 words by changing a noun to verb and also connecting words to each other by adding prefixes and suffixes.

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sleder222

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Sleder

Answered Jan 14, 2020

John Adney is correct! It'sMandarin and Spanish, the two most spoken languages in the world.

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jameswileygraham

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Answered Jan 11, 2020

Spanish has more native speakers than English, but English has more total speakers.

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John Adney

John Adney

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John Adney

Answered Mar 11, 2017

It is actually Mandarin and Spanish. English is the third most spoken laguage
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John Smith

John Smith

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John Smith

Answered Jan 23, 2017

Mandarin Chinese
English
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