Why is the Chinese language the most spoken language

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China has a population of 1.4 billion people, most of whom speak Chinese. That alone makes Chinese the most spoken language. This doesnt even take into account the amount of people that are in Taiwan, Singapore, or other areas where Chinese people live.

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To whomever posted this, do your homework. Chinese isnt a language. The people of China speak many languages but primarily Mandarin and Cantonese. Mandarin is by far the most common as far as I know.10 peoplefound this usefulWhat are the most widely spoken languages?English is the most widely spoken language with 1.5 billionspeakers, only of which about 405 million had English as theirfirst language. Mandarin is the language with the most people who have it as theirfirst language, with 873 million people. The three most spoken by population are Mandarin Chinese, English,and then Hindi.What is the most spoken language in the world?TOP TEN LANGUAGES IN THE WORLD BY NUMBER OF NATIVE SPEAKERS: . Mandarin Chinese – China . English – U.S.A., U.K., Canada, New Zealand, Australia,etc. . Hindustani (includes many dialects, including Hindu & Urdu)- India . Spanish – Spain, Latin America . Russian – Russia . Arabic – Middle East, North Africa . Bengali – India, Bangladesh . Portuguese – Portugal, Brazil . Malay-Indonesian – Malaysia, Indonesia . French – France, Belgium, Switzerland, Canada, parts ofAfrica TOP 5 MOST SPOKEN LANGUAGES (including non-native speakers): . English- estimates range between 1.5 and 2 billionspeakers . Mandarin- a little over 1 billion speakers . Spanish- a little over 850 million speakers . Hindi- a little over 800 million speakers . French- a little over 700 million speakers English English. the most common language spoken by almost every one is the one and only ENGLISH EnglishWhat is the most spoken language in US?According to the United States Census, Spanish is the number 1 spoken language other than English in the United States. Number 2 is Chinese, 3 – French, 4 – Tagalog, 5 -Vietnamese, 6 – German, 7 – Korean, 8 – Russian, 9 – Italian, 10 – Portuguese.What language is spoken most in the world?The language most people know how to speak is Mandarin Chinese, with its about 1.151 billion speakers – most of them are native speakers. English is the second most spoken language in the world with an estimated 1 billion speakers. Around .5 billion people speak Spanish, which is the third most spoken language. Additional information All answers below state the number of people who speak the language as their native language. The first response is correct, Mandarin is spoken, by just over 1 billion people at 1,021 million. If you cover all variations of Chinese 1.2 billion or 1,200 million. Second is Spanish from 400 to 500 million people including all dialects. Third is English this where is becomes complicated 328 million, but if you include it as a second language then its up to 1.8 billion. see the Related link Source below for more information. The language most spoken in the world is Mandarin (Chinese)What languages are spoken the most?English Chinese Japanese Punjabi urdu jamaicain Arabic actually the most widely spoken janguage is mandarin, English is 3 or 4 most spoken language, second is spanish and then possibly french but jamaican is a country with a population of 2 million! the list already given is totally false and innacurateWhat is the sixth most spoken language?1. Mandarin Chinese – 882 million 2. Spanish – 325 million 3. English – 312-380 million 4. Arabic – 206-422 million 5. Hindi – 181 million 6. Portuguese – 178 million 7. Bengali – 173 million 8. Russian – 146 million 9. Japanese – 128 million 10. German – 96 millionWhat is the least spoken language and what is the most spoken language?The language with the most native speakers is Mandarin. The language that is most widely spoken in the world is English. The least spoken language is a tie of about 200 languages, with only 1 or 2 remaining speakers. Ter Sami is often listed as the least spoken, but there are languages all over Australia, Africa , and the Americas with only 1 speaker left.Where is the Chinese language spoken?If youre referring to Mandarin Chinese (usually what spokenChinese refers to), it is spoken in the whole country of China,Taiwan, Singapore, Malaysia. And if your referring to Cantonese, it is used around China justlike mandarin. It is spoken in China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan. Chinese is also spoken world-wide, as with many languages. ThoughChinese isnt an official language in, for example, America, it canbe heard spoken in America. Its also taught around the world, sothe language spreads.Worlds most spoken language?The worlds most spoken language is Mandarin Chinese. About 1.635 billion of the worlds population use it. Fun Fact: The Mandarin Chinese language does not have an alphabet! That number is absolutely ridiculous, Mandarin does not even have over 1.2 billion speakers. Mandarin has a little over 1.1 billion speakers, as it is mostly spoken in China (which accounts for about 850 million). The most spoken language is actually English. It is virtually spoken every place on Earth. It is very much used in business, everyday life, government, etc. all over the world. Numbers for English drastically vary, but the range is from 1.5-2 billion speakers (of which about 450 million are native speakers). English is also the most common official language, with over 1/4 of countries having English as an official language. It is also widely taught in schools all across the world (for example, in South Korea they teach children English around middle school).What is the most spoken language in the Philippines?Tagalog, if you include native speakers and people who speak it as a second language.What are the 5 most spoken languages?The top five most spoken languages are: Mandarin is used by more than 1.3 billion people. Hindi is used by more than 1.2 billion people. English is used by more than 1 billion people. Indonesian is used by more than 0.25 billion people. Portuguese is used by more than 0.2 billion people. Rounding out the top 10 would include: Pakistani, Bangla, Hausa, Russian and Japanese which are all used by roughly between 0.11 and 0.19 billion people each. All other languages are spoken by 0.10 billion or less Language usage with country listings: 1 Mandarin (China – Highest population country) 2 Hindi (India – Second Highest population) 3 English (USA – Third Highest population plus Nigeria – Eighth Highest population, plus dozens of other countries including Canada, Australia, United Kingdom, etc) 4 Indonesian (Indonesia – Fourth Highest population) 5 Portuguese (Brazil – Fifth Highest population plus Portugal and various islands and smaller countries) 6 Pakistani (Pakistan – Sixth Highest population) 7 Bangla (Bangladesh – Seventh Highest population) 8 Hausa (Nigeria and surrounding regions – Eighth Highest population plus neighboring countries) 9 Russian (Russia – Ninth Highest population) 10 Japanese (Japan – Tenth Highest population) Those 10 languages account for more than half of the worlds population with just over 4 billion people speaking them (in total). The entire rest of the worlds hundreds of languages (in total) are spoken by less than half of the worlds population, with just under 3 billion people speaking them. Other popular guesses to this question include: Spanish; which would rank at 11 (Mexico, Spain and parts of South America and the Caribbean) German; which would rank around 16 (Germany, and small groups of expatriates in other countries) French; which would rank around 19 (France, Congo, parts of Canada and a few smaller countries) Korean; which would rank around 23 (South Korea and North Korea)In which country are the most languages spoken?INDIA. Individual mother tongues in India number several hundred; The 1961 census recognized 1,652 languagesWhat is the most spoken language in Africa?Thought to be Arabic with 150 million speakers, then Hausa with more than 80 million speakers, Kiswahili and EnglishWhat is the most spoken language on Earth?The most spoken language on Earth is Mandarin-Chinese , with an estimated 1.12 billion speakers, worldwide. English is the second most used language, with approximately 480 million speakers. Spanish is the third most used language on Earth with approximately 320 million speakers. Native-tongue speakers would be as follows: . Mandarin-Chinese (937,132,000) . Spanish (332,000,000) . English (322,000,000) Source/additional information can be found in the related links section below.What is the most spoken language in the world besides Mandarin or other forms of Chinese?What are the worlds most widely spoken languages? . This question is a very interesting one that has a rather complicated answer. Estimates of how many people speak a language are quite general and can vary considerably. For example, English estimates vary from 275 to 450 million, Spanish from 150 to over 300 million, Hindi from 150 to 350 million, and Russian from 150 to 180 million.. To further complicate matters, the definition of speaker can be vague. Some surveys of languages give information on native speakers only. Others count both native speakers and secondary speakers (those who use the language regularly or primarily even though it is not their native language).. Lastly, it is important to consider not only the population (number) of language speakers, but also the geographic distribution of these languages. Some languages have relatively large populations of native speakers but are used almost exclusively in a few countries. On the other hand, other languages have relatively small populations of native speakers but are used in many different countries as an official or national language.. The Summer Institute for Linguistics (SIL) Ethnologue Survey (1999) lists the following as the top languages by population: (number of native speakers in parentheses). Chinese* (937,132,000) . Spanish (332,000,000) . English (322,000,000) . Bengali (189,000,000) . Hindi/Urdu (182,000,000) . Arabic* (174,950,000) . Portuguese (170,000,000) . Russian (170,000,000) . Japanese (125,000,000) . German (98,000,000) . French (79,572,000) . The totals given for Chinese, Arabic, and French include more than one SIL variety. See chart for full details.. The following list is from Dr. Bernard Comries article for the Encarta Encyclopedia (1998): (number of native speakers in parentheses). Mandarin Chinese (836 million) . Hindi (333 million) . Spanish (332 million) . English (322 million) . Bengali (189 million) . Arabic (186 million) . Russian (170 million) . Portuguese (170 million) . Japanese (125 million) . German (98 million) . French (72 million) . The following list is from George Webers article Top Languages: The Worlds 10 Most Influential Languages in Language Today (Vol. 2, Dec 1997): (number of native speakers in parentheses). Mandarin Chinese (1.1 billion) . English (330 million) . Spanish (300 million) . Hindi/Urdu (250 million) . Arabic (200 million) . Bengali (185 million) . Portuguese (160 million) . Russian (160 million) . Japanese (125 million) . German (100 million) . Punjabi (90 million) . Javanese (80 million) . French (75 million) . However, in terms of secondary speakers, Weber submits the following list: (number of speakers in parentheses). French (190 million) . English (150 million) . Russian (125 million) . Portuguese (28 million) . Arabic (21 million) . Spanish (20 million) . Chinese (20 million) . German (9 million) . Japanese (8 million) . Thus, if you add the secondary speaker populations to the primary speaker populations, you get the following (and I believe more accurate) list: (number of speakers in parentheses). Mandarin Chinese (1.12 billion) . English (480 million) . Spanish (320 million) . Russian (285 million) . French (265 million) . Hindi/Urdu (250 million) . Arabic (221 million) . Portuguese (188 million) . Bengali (185 million) . Japanese (133 million) . German (109 million) . The following is a list of these languages in terms of the number of countries where each is spoken. The number that follows is the total number of countries that use that language (from Weber, 1997):. English (115) . French (35) . Arabic (24) . Spanish (20) . Russian (16) . German (9) . Mandarin (5) . Portuguese (5) . Hindi/Urdu (2) . Bengali (1) . Japanese (1) . The number of countries includes core countries (where the language has full legal or official status), outer core countries (where the language has some legal or official status and is an influential minority language, such as English in India or French in Algeria) , and fringe countries (where the language has no legal status, but is an influential minority language in trade, tourism, and the preferred foreign language of the young, such as English in Japan or French in Romania). For a complete breakdown of each and an accompanying chart, click here.. After weighing six factors (number of primary speakers, number of secondary speakers, number and population of countries where used, number of major fields using the language internationally, economic power of countries using the languages, and socio-literary prestige), Weber compiled the following list of the worlds ten most influential languages: (number of points given in parentheses). English (37) . French (23) . Spanish (20) . Russian (16) . Arabic (14) . Chinese (13) . German (12) . Japanese (10) . Portuguese (10) . Hindi/Urdu (9)Which is the third most spoken language?The third most spoken language in the world is Spanish, if youinclude all the people who speak it as a second language.What is the most spoken language in AMERICA?English. But lots of people speka french in Canada and spanisho in unidados statidio deloamos americano. (where the drinks are free (tropicano banter))What is the most spoken language in the EU?German as the national language of Germany and Austria has about 90 million native speakers in the EU. This puts it ahead of English, which has about 64 native speakers in the EU and French with about 63 million native speakers in the EU.What is the language most spoken in the world?English is the preferred and generally accepted language ofbusiness and commerce in the world today. For example, all airtraffic controllers and pilots have to speak English to communicateover the airwaves. French is used for diplomacy. The Americas mainly speak Spanish, English, and Portuguese (in thatorder). However, English is the most spoken language in the world,with estimations for the total number of speakers exceeding twobillion; this is almost 1/3 of the world.What is the worlds most spoken language?In case you were wondering, here is a list of the 30 most spoken languages in the world and the areas in which they are spoken.. Mandarin / China, Malaysia, Taiwan . English / USA, UK, Australia, Canada, New Zealand . Hindi / North and Central India . Spanish / The Americas, Spain . Arabic / Middle East, Arabia, North Africa . Russian / Russia, Central Asia . Portuguese / Brazil, Portugal, Southern Africa . Bengali / Bangladesh, Eastern India . Malay, Indonesian / Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore . French Indo-European / France, Canada, West Africa, Central Africa . Japanese / Japan . German / Germany, Austria, Central Europe . Farsi (Persian) / Iran, Afghanistan, Central Asia . Urdu / Pakistan, India . Punjabi / Pakistan, India . Vietnamese / Vietnam, China . Tamil / Southern India, Sri Lanka, Malyasia . Wu / China . Javanese / Indonesia . Turkish / Turkey, Central Asia . Telugu / Southern India . Korean / Korean Peninsula . Marathi / Western India . Italian / Italy, Central Europe . Thai / Thailand, Laos . Cantonese / Southern China . Gujarati / Western India, Kenya . Polish / Poland, Central Europe . Kannada / Southern India . Burmese / Myanmar . This question is a very interesting one that has a rather complicated answer. Estimates of how many people speak a language are quite general and can vary considerably. For example, English estimates vary from 275 to 450 million, Spanish from 150 to over 300 million, Hindi from 150 to 350 million, and Russian from 150 to 180 million. To further complicate matters, the definition of speaker can be vague. Some surveys of languages give information on native speakers only. Others count both native speakers and secondary speakers (those who use the language regularly or primarily even though it is not their native language). Lastly, it is important to consider not only the population (number) of language speakers, but also the geographic distribution of these languages. Some languages have relatively large populations of native speakers but are used almost exclusively in a few countries. On the other hand, other languages have relatively small populations of native speakers but are used in many different countries as an official or national language. The Summer Institute for Linguistics (SIL) Ethnologue Survey (1999) lists the following as the top languages by population: (number of native speakers in parentheses) 1. Chinese* (937,132,000) 2. Spanish (332,000,000) 3. English (322,000,000) 4. Bengali (189,000,000) 5. Hindi/Urdu (182,000,000) 6. Arabic* (174,950,000) 7. Portuguese (170,000,000) 8. Russian (170,000,000) 9. Japanese (125,000,000) 10. German (98,000,000) 11. French* (79,572,000) This question is a very interesting one that has a rather complicated answer. Estimates of how many people speak a language are quite general and can vary considerably. For example, English estimates vary from 275 to 450 million, Spanish from 150 to over 300 million, Hindi from 150 to 350 million, and Russian from 150 to 180 million. To further complicate matters, the definition of speaker can be vague. Some surveys of languages give information on native speakers only. Others count both native speakers and secondary speakers (those who use the language regularly or primarily even though it is not their native language). Lastly, it is important to consider not only the population (number) of language speakers, but also the geographic distribution of these languages. Some languages have relatively large populations of native speakers but are used almost exclusively in a few countries. On the other hand, other languages have relatively small populations of native speakers but are used in many different countries as an official or national language.What is the worlds most spoken language?This question is a very interesting one that has a rather complicated answer. Estimates of how many people speak a language are quite general and can vary considerably. For example, English estimates vary from 275 to 450 million, Spanish from 150 to over 300 million, Hindi from 150 to 350 million, and Russian from 150 to 180 million. To further complicate matters, the definition of speaker can be vague. Some surveys of languages give information on native speakers only. Others count both native speakers and secondary speakers (those who use the language regularly or primarily even though it is not their native language). Lastly, it is important to consider not only the population (number) of language speakers, but also the geographic distribution of these languages. Some languages have relatively large populations of native speakers but are used almost exclusively in a few countries. On the other hand, other languages have relatively small populations of native speakers but are used in many different countries as an official or national language. The Summer Institute for Linguistics (SIL) Ethnologue Survey (1999) lists the following as the top languages by population: (number of native speakers in parentheses) 1. Chinese* (937,132,000) 2. Spanish (332,000,000) 3. English (322,000,000) 4. Bengali (189,000,000) 5. Hindi/Urdu (182,000,000) 6. Arabic* (174,950,000) 7. Portuguese (170,000,000) 8. Russian (170,000,000) 9. Japanese (125,000,000) 10. German (98,000,000) 11. French* (79,572,000) This question is a very interesting one that has a rather complicated answer. Estimates of how many people speak a language are quite general and can vary considerably. For example, English estimates vary from 275 to 450 million, Spanish from 150 to over 300 million, Hindi from 150 to 350 million, and Russian from 150 to 180 million. To further complicate matters, the definition of speaker can be vague. Some surveys of languages give information on native speakers only. Others count both native speakers and secondary speakers (those who use the language regularly or primarily even though it is not their native language). Lastly, it is important to consider not only the population (number) of language speakers, but also the geographic distribution of these languages. Some languages have relatively large populations of native speakers but are used almost exclusively in a few countries. On the other hand, other languages have relatively small populations of native speakers but are used in many different countries as an official or national language. . For the source and more detailed information concerning your request, click on the related links section indicated below. . English is the worlds most spoken language. See for further details. The language is the official language of many countries around the world, it is a second language of huge numbers of people and also studied by huge numbers of people; at the time the website above was launched was being stuided by nearly a quarter of Chinas population.What is the least most spoken language?The least most spoken language is also the largest smallest vocabulary and is largely filled with tiny letters and articles of punctuation. This language, known as crypticclarity, is spoken the least by the vast majority of people who speak it. Most people who speak crypticclarity are at least as old as those who speak English or Spanish or French or the many dialects of Chinese, Korean and other Indochina languages. The least known language amongst most of the world, crypticclarity is only spoken by those who speak it.What dialects are spoken in the Chinese language?Some dialects are Mandarin (official language) , Cantonese, Hunanese, Pekingnese, Taiwanese, Ammoy, Folkenese, Fukienese, Shanghainese, Gansunese, Sichuanese, Hainanese, Yunnanese, Jiangsunese, Hubeinese, Liaoningese and others.What are the most common spoken languages?873 million: Mandarin Chinese (Mandarin would be the dialect). 322 million: Spanish 309 million: English 180 million: Hindi 177 million: Portuguese New World Almanac, 2008 The above figures show Native Speaking population. By Total Speakers the top 5 are: English – approx. 2 billion Mandarin – approx. 1 billion Spanish – approx 600 million Hindi – approx 550 million Arabic – approx 500 millionWhich language will be spoken the most in the future?It will be future English because in the middle ages they spoke Middle English i know this because of history lessons and we speak new English now!Why is mandarin Chinese most widely spoken language in the world?Its not. Mandarin has the largest number of speakers, but it is not widely spoken at all. It is mainly spoken in China. English is the most widely spoken language in the world. Answer: Mandarin Chinese has a total speaking population of 1.051 billion most of which have it as their mother tongue (873 million). The total Mandarin speakers is almost the same as the total speakers of English (510 million), Hindi (490 million) and Spanish (420 million). This is due to the fact that Mandarin is the official language of the Peoples Republic of China, the most populous country in the world.What language is the most spoken in Zimbamwe?Shona is the most spoken native language, but English is a widely spoken second language for many people.What are the two most spoken languages?English and Mandarin. Mandarin (Chinese) has the most native speakers, but English is the most widely spoken around the world. Spanish, Russian and Arabic are the next three, though their order changes somewhat.How many different languages are spoken in Chinese?There are over 50 different dialects spoken in China. The mostpopular are Cantonese and Mandarin. I know that because Im aquarter Chinese!Why Chinese is the most widely spoken language in the world?Its not. Mandarin has the largest number of speakers, but it is not widely spoken at all. English is the most widely spoken language in the world.What are the most spoken languages in california?English, Spanish, and Chinese (various dialects) are the top languages. Though French, Swedish, Dutch, Tagalog, and even Welsh have considerably high numbers of Californian speakers.What is the 4th most spoken language?By native speakers, the fourth most spoken language is Hindi. By total speakers, again, the fourth most spoken language is Hindi.Which languages are the most widely spoken?English and Spanish. why no French? 1. English 2. Mandarin 3. Spanish French would be about 5-7.What is the second language most spoken?Mandarin is the second most spoken language by total number of speakers, second only to English.What is the most spoken language in the Caribbean?English is spoken in most of the Caribbean countries but the rest is Spanish and French.What language is spoken by the most countries?English is spoken by the largest number of countries, but Mandarin is spoken by the largest number of peopleWhat are the languages most spoken in the US?The dominant languages are English and Spanish. English – about 90+% of the population. According to the United States Census, Spanish is the number 1 spoken language other than English in the United States. Number 2 is Chinese, 3 – French, 4 – Tagalog, 5 -Vietnamese, 6 – German, 7 – Korean, 8 – Russian, 9 – Italian, 10 – Portuguese.What is the most spoken language in Mumbai?Marathi is recognized as the official language of the Mumbai city of India. It is the most widely spoken language in the city.What are three facts about Chinese spoken language and Chinese written language?Chinese written language is the oldest known recorded language It was written on old bones and turtle shells The current written language developed from pictographs There is the traditional style and simplified style developed because so many Chinese were illiterate because the characters were too hard to write. (Mandarin only) The spoken language has four tones and a neutral tone The word for him, her and it is all the same (ta) but written differently If you say Wo de ma ma shi ma ma? because of the different tones you could be asking Is your mother a horse?Which is most spoken language in world?Most widely/Most spoken language- English (spoken virtually everywhere on Earth, number of speakers range from 1.5-2 billion speakers) Most number of Native (1st language) speakers- Mandarin (spoken generally in China, number of native speakers are about 800 million)What are the twelve most spoken languages?As of 2011, they are: 1. Mandarin 2. English 3. Spanish 4. Hindi-Urdu(Hindustani) 5. Arabic 6. Bengali 7. Portuguese 8. Russian 9. Japanese 10. Punjabi 11. German 12. JavaneseHow is mandarin Chinese language spoken?That is a big question to ask, but one basic thing is that instead of like say English language, in Chinese people speak using tones. There are four tones in Mandarin Chinese one is a flat tone (imagine a car driving on a flat road) another one is a rising tone where you start down low and then raise your voice as you pronunce the word.(Imagine a car driving up a mountain) The third is the falling and then rising tone where you start at a point dip down and then come back up again (imagine a car driving down then up a valley) Finally you have the falling tone (imagine a car driving quickly down a slope) Each word has a different tone, and some times no tone. If you change the tone then you can change the meaning of what you are saying! I hope this helps?How is Mandarin Chinese the most popular language spoken in the world?Since China has the most population in the world, Mandarin Chinese becomes the most spoken language.What languages are the most widely spoken?Mandarin Chinese is the most widely spoken language on Earth. Spanish is 2nd, followed by English, Arabic in all its forms, and Hindi. The above statistics are true in 1st language speakers. However in total speakers the top languages are 1. English 2. Mandarin 3. Spanish 4. Hindi 5. ArabicWhat is the most spoken native language?1Â Chinese 1,197 million speakers 2Â Spanish 406 million speakers 3Â English 335 million speakersWhat is the most spoken constructed language?Esperanto (unless you count Modern Hebrew, which was reconstructed in the 1880s and now has more than 6 million speakers).Why is Spanish a most spoken language?Spanish was spread widely through the exploration and conquest of the 15th and 16th centuries. Spain colonized much of what is today Latin America and the Caribbean, and controlled the Philippines until 1898. They also had several colonies in Africa.What are facts about Chinese spoken language?that they talk fast and they are small letters and the letter tells only one word (it look like houses)Is Chinese a language spoken in Dublin?There are lots of Chinese people in Dublin, so they would speak it.Very few Dublin people would know Chinese, so other than when yousee Chinese people, you would not hear it in Dublin. There are lots of Chinese people in Dublin, so they would speak it.Very few Dublin people would know Chinese, so other than when yousee Chinese people, you would not hear it in Dublin. There are lots of Chinese people in Dublin, so they would speak it.Very few Dublin people would know Chinese, so other than when yousee Chinese people, you would not hear it in Dublin. There are lots of Chinese people in Dublin, so they would speak it.Very few Dublin people would know Chinese, so ot

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