It has been said that Mandarin Chinese is the most spoken language in the world. Is this true? How many more people speak Mandarin than the second-most spoken language?
#88198. Asked by BRY2K. (Nov 06 07 6:38 PM)
Apparently, this is true.|
1 Chinese (Mandarin) 1,000,000,000 +
2 English 508,000,000
3 Hindustani (Hindi and Urdu) 497,000,000
4 Spanish 392,000,000
5 Russian 277,000,000
6 Arabic 246,000,000
7 Bengali 211,000,000
8 Portuguese 191,000,000
9 Malay-Indonesian 159,000,000
10 French 129,000,000
Please note that the above list (as far as I can make out) refers to first languages only. All those native Spanish, French, Japanese etc speakers that also speak English are not counted in the above list. |
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