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Less Than 10% of Us Can Name the Most Popular Language in the World


Quick . . . what's the most commonly spoken language in the world?
 
If you answered "English" or "English . . . duh" or "American" . . . well, you're wrong.  But we do appreciate your MADE-IN-THE-USA PRIDE.  
 
And if you said Spanish . . . you're still wrong, but arriba la raza.
 
The most popular language in the world is . . . Mandarin Chinese.  And actually, more people speak Mandarin than English and Spanish combined.
 
In a survey, 70% of Americans believed English was the most popular language and another 14% said Spanish.  Less than 10% correctly said Mandarin.
 
There are approximately 955 million native Mandarin speakers in the world.  Spanish has 407 million and English has 359 million.  Hindi is fourth, with 311 million . . . Arabic is fifth, with 293 million.
 
The survey also found 73% of Americans say they can't hold a conversation in more than one language.
 
45% of people say FRENCH is the sexiest language on Earth.  16% said Italian, 15% said English, and 10% said Spanish.  (Digital Journal / Wikipedia)
 



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