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)