Do you know?
Do you know what we use most every day? Is language. We face countless people every day, who communicate and express through language.
For each nation, language is one of their unique signs. We all know that there are so many people and nations all over the world, and of course there are many languages. According to the “Handbook of Linguistics and Language Communication Tools” published in Germany, there are now 5,651 languages identified in the world. However, among these languages, more than 1,400 have not been recognized as independent languages or languages that are declining.
Among so many languages, some are widely used, while others are less known. Nowadays, Chinese, French, Russian, Spanish, and English are the main languages in the world, as well as the official languages of the United Nations.
Chinese, also known as Chinese, belongs to the Sino-Tibetan language family, which includes at least ten dialects and does not specifically refer to the Mandarin we often speak. Chinese is the official language of China and Singapore. It has at least 1.5 billion users worldwide and is the most spoken language in the world. I think Chinese can rank first, and our China’s population base is a big advantage. Coupled with the continuous development of China, the gradual rise of the “Chinese fever” has made the scope of Chinese use more and more extensive.
English, a language composed of 26 English letters, is the most widely used in the world. It is also the official language of the European Union, many international organizations and the Great Britain, and has the third largest number of native speakers in the world. With the development of the times, English is used more and more in daily life, and even people who are looking for a job have to ask about their English level.
Spanish is abbreviated as Spanish, which belongs to the “Indo-European language family-Romance language family-West Romance language branch”. Many people may not know Spanish very well, but in fact, the number of people who regard Spanish as their first language is second only to Chinese, and the number of speakers is also ranked third, just below Chinese and English.
French, this language must be well-known in China. It is one of the independent Romance languages with the largest number of speakers after Spanish. Including the two branches of French French and Canadian French, they are the official languages of many countries and regions. Many people think French is very romantic, and often use the French “Je t’aime” (I love you) to express love.
Russian belongs to the East Slavic branch of the Slavic family of Indo-European languages. It is the official language of Russia and, of course, one of the official languages of the United Nations. At the same time, it is also the fourth largest language in the world by the number of native speakers and second language speakers. I don’t speak Russian, but Russian President Putin is my idol.