The Most Popular Languages to Learn
By: Anzhela Galustyan
Every year, languages are becoming more and more popular. If you know more than one language, you will succeed in life. Companies are looking for employees who can speak different languages fluently. However, it is known that not all languages are equal, some are more popular. Let’s look at these languages.
Nobody is surprised. Chinese is becoming more and more popular throughout the world. There are over 1 billion people who speak Chinese. If you can’t decide whether you need to learn it or not - definitely yes!
Spanish has a large number of native speakers and fluent speakers. Moreover, Spanish is a wonderful language. In addition, this language can be easy to learn. It's high time to start, isn’t it?
Germany is a strong country with a strong economy. German is one of the most important languages to learn, especially if you'd like to run a business.
French is also called the "language of love". It's been the international, diplomatic language for centuries. The countries in which a higher number of non-native speakers reside are Canada, France, Belgium, and Switzerland. There are about 78 million people who speak this language.
The hardest language is Arabic. Today it's the official language of the Arab League, consisting of 22 countries such as Egypt, Jordan, Morocco, and the United Arab Emirates. With over 1.8 billion Muslims around the world, no wonder Arabic made the list.
Russian is widely believed to be one of the most difficult languages to learn. This is mostly true if you do not know other Slavic languages. However, it is possible to learn Russian, especially, if you practice often.
Portuguese is estimated to have 232 million native speakers and about 258 million speakers in total. It's the ninth most spoken language in the world, and the second most spoken Romance ("Latin") language, after Spanish.
Languages can help you find a great job, allow you to socialize more, and help work your brain. The more languages you speak, the more opportunities you can have.