How many Chinese speakers are there in the world?
The population of the Chinese still grows like any other so the number will increase often.
Of the population (1.3 Billion) all speak Mandarin as a "lingua
franca" with other Chinese dialects as their mother tongue. There
are, in addition, speakers of Cantonese and other dialects
throughout the world
Because many people consider it to be prestigious. This can be shown by the fact that many people are learning English as a second language. There are more native Chinese speakers than any other language in the world. But the number of English speakers in the world is even greater because so many people learn English as a second language.
By population the top five world languages are: Chinese (mandarin), Hindi/Urdu, English, Spanish and Arabic in that order. By total speakers the top five languages in the world, in order are 1. English (approx. 2 billion speakers.) 2. Mandarin (approx. 800million speakers) 3. Spanish (approx. 550million speakers) 4. Hindi (approx. 500million speakers) 5. Russian (approx. 400million speakers)
20 -25% speak English as a native or second language. There are 300 million Chinese studying English and many more from India, Korea and the Arab world. ------- There are about 200 languages that have a million or more "native" speakers. Mandarin Chinese is the most common, being spoken by around 874,000,000 people as a native language. English is a distant third with approximately 341,000,000 native speakers.
English today is probably the third largest language by number of native speakers, after Mandarin Chinese and Spanish. However, when combining native and non-native speakers it is probably the most commonly spoken language in the world, though possibly second to a combination of the Chinese languages (depending on whether or not distinctions in the latter are classified as “languages” or “dialects”). Estimates that include second language speakers vary greatly from 470 million to over a…
No. While English is the most widely spoken language around the world, Chinese is still the language spoke by the most people in the world. This is due to the large population of China, Taiwan and Singapore where Chinese is considered their national language...over 1.3 billion (in 2011). Not to mention the population of Chinese scattered throughout the world.
This would depend on the reason you are learning each language. If you were planning to go to live in France then Chinese would probably not be the correct choice. However if you have an eye to better carreer prospects in the future then I would say Chinese. There are probably many more English to French speakers for employers to choose from than Chinese to English speakers .
It's not. Mandarin has the largest number of speakers, but it is not widely spoken at all. It is mainly spoken in China. English is the most widely spoken language in the world. Answer: Mandarin Chinese has a total speaking population of 1.051 billion most of which have it as their mother tongue (873 million). The total Mandarin speakers is almost the same as the total speakers of English (510 million), Hindi (490 million) and…