Top 10 Most Important Foreign Languages

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Thinking of picking up basics of a new language over your Summer Break? Here’s a list of all the most important ones, as per the British Council.

Spanish

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With 570 million total speakers, it’s no wonder this fiery and passionate language is at the top of the list!

Mandarin

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Mandarin boasts about 960 million native speakers and is spoken in Northern and South-Western China. Having a few Mandarin phrases ready to go will only help you.

French

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French has about 274 million native speakers. Would you like an omlette du fromage while you polish your conversational French?

Arabic

Source: Wikipedia

Arabic is the fifth most widely spoken language in the world, with about 280 million native speakers. Did you know the first letter of the Arabic alphabet is called Aleph?

German

Source: Twitter

guten Morgen! German is spoken in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Belgium and Liechtenstein, amongst other places. About 95 million people are native speakers.

Italian

Source: Groupon

Well, you’d be able to order as many pizzas as you’d like once you have the basics down of this lovely language, along with its 59 million native speakers.

Dutch

Source: Fact Republic

Perhaps the reason why Dutch is so high up on this list despite having a comparatively lower number of native speakers – approx. 22 million – is because of how easily English speakers can pick up this foreign language.

Portuguese

Source: Codere

Another useful language to pick up and hone with its 205 million native speakers is Portuguese.

Japanese

Source: iNews

You may already know bits and pieces of Japanese because of the undeniable power of anime and manga. If not, you can enroll in a class and join 125 million of its native speakers and watch anime without waiting for subtitles or English dubs.

Russian

Source: A Savory Planet

Borscht? Maria Sharapova? Putin? Knowing some Russian would help you communicate better with its 160 million native speakers.


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