Percentage of the world population speaks fluent English?
The estimated number of people in the world that speak English fluently is about 30 percent of the population. If the world's population is about 7,264,712,400 people. This would mean that roughly 2,179,413,720 people in the world currently speak English fluently.
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English is understood by the majority of the South Africanpopulation. Wikipedia shows 9.7% of South Africans speak English as their home language . See related link below
According to Wikipedia, it's only 0.77% - which translates into approximately 10 million people out of the total population of 1.3 billion.
11.36% of the United States population speaks Spanish. This is based off of the fact that there are around 34, 547, 077 people who speak Spanish, and that the United States population is around 304, 059, 724.
on 20080706, according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/English_language#Geographical_distribution , there are 375 Million native speakers. current world population is about 6.7 billion . that's 5.5%. depending on how you count second language proficiency, possibly 1.8 billion people speak Eng…lish, or 27%. ( Full Answer )
It's hard to say, but since Lithuania was occupied by the Soviet Union, citizens had to use Russian. Therefore, almost every citizen of Lithuania who is in his thirties or older speaks Russian. The new generation however, mainly speaks in English (as well as Lithuanian of course). My estimate is …60%-80% ( Full Answer )
It is estimated that almost 30% of humans can speak English (over two billion). English is the most spoken language on the planet, counting first, second, third, etc. language speakers. It is the official language of over 50 countries and it is a language of business and marketing world wide.
The percentage of Brazilians who speak English varies , by region. And within each region, the percentage varies by whether the population is located in bigger cities, smaller towns, or out in the countryside. For example, people are more likely to know English, and to know the language better, in …cities such as Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo. For those two cities in particular have more of an international interaction with English speaking populations, and indeed with just about any other language in the world.. English is a required subject in high schools. But many people in Brasil don't have the opportunity to put the language into practice in their daily lives. And so one suggestion is a percentage of at most 1% of the total population. ( Full Answer )
yes some times they do! they mostly all have an acsent! from spud + Titch.
The vast++ majority of native-born Swedes under age 45/50 speak English. I cannot comment on immigrant Swedes. All of this to say that one will have little problem being understood in English when visiting Sweden.
Portuguese, Spanish, and English are languages number eight, four, and three respectively in number of native speakers. Portugese has 175 native speakers. Spanish has 350-400 million native speakers. English has 500 million native speakers.. So, total, they have 1.025 billion native speakers. Assum…ing a world population of 6.7 billion (20 million higher than an August 14th estimate.) So, together about 15.3% of the population have one of those three as a native language.. And I think that it's worth mentioning that the Chinese dialects have more speakers than those three combined. So, if you master their script, and speak those three languages, you could communicate with 30%+ of the world (+ because have these as second languages with various levels of fluency, which is why they are not counted in those figures.) ( Full Answer )
Approximately 20% speak English, if you include people who speak English as a second language.
About 500,000,000 people speak English as a first language, so that would be around 7% of all humans speak English as a first language. As any other language but first, it is estimated that 2,100,000,000 humans speak English, or about 30%.
In Brazil, they speak Portuguese, I really dont know, but it probably is a low number.. Jake says: .125 %
This is a hard question to answer because of the following reasons: . People speak English as a second language are also registered in the percentage of people who speak English . No organisations collecting the census of the populations of English speakers globally However, some countries …have run surveys in their individual countries to ask their citizens of the language they speak. Therefore, we can only know the percentage of English speakers of the individual country rather than the global percentage. Note: Some people speak English as native language and for some, it is a second language. The results are: . 80%-100% (Majority) of people from USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, UK, Ireland, the Netherlands, Denmark, Sweden, Iceland, Israel, Lebanon, Singapore, Jamaica, Guyana, Liberia and Sierra Leon speak English either as their native language or their second language. . 60%-80% of people from Finland, Luxembourg, Switzerland and Cyprus can speak English. . 40%-60% of people from Belgium, Germany, Austria, Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, and Greece, Macedonia, Estonia, Cameroon, Nigeria, Zimbabwe, Philippines, Papua New Guinea and Puerto Rico can speak English. . 20%-40% of people from Portugal, Spain, France, Italy, Poland, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Romania, Bulgaria, South Africa and Malaysia can speak English. . Less than 20% of people from the rest of the countries individually can speak English. ( Full Answer )
About 136 million people worldwide speak it as a mother tongue (about 2%). Around 190 million people speak French as a second language (that's a bit less than 3%, 2.8) and an additional 200 million speak it as an acquired foreign language (3%) .French speaking communities exist in 57 countries and t…erritories. Hope this helps :) Sources: Wikipedia Google Public Data ( Full Answer )
Colombia, or as it is officially called 'Republic of Colombia' is aLatin American country situated in the northwest corner of SouthAmerica. It has an estimated population of about 47,425,437individuals of which about 4.22% speak English either as a secondor eve as a main language in some regions.
Mostly Russian population speak their native language. However;according to survey 2012, 5.48% of the population speak English.English is also taught in schools as a foreign language.
Since there are about 100 million people speaking German as first language, it is about 1.5 % of the world's population. Including the people speaking German as second language make it double.
99% of germans speak english Answer 2 Most Germans have learnt some English in school. I would guess about half of German adults would understand if you spoke simple English, probably about 1/4 of adults could answer back.
due to recent facts in the ACCPOCU, they will take over the world in 2030. as the population ratio now mando vs others is 84:1. good luck with your research.
Roughly 500,000,000 people speak English as a native language. Since there are about 7,000,000,000 humans on Earth, about 7% of people's native language is English.
lets say that there are about 7 billion people in the world today, about 1 in 4 speak english, 3 out of 4 do not, so 75%. The figures quoted are for people who speak English as a first or second language gained through some sort of educational system. Unofficially there may be many more
I couldn't find any official statistics. But English has been taught as a mandatory foreign language in Norwegian primary school since the 1960s, so close to 100% of the population below age 60 or so will know at least some English. Before the 1960s, English was taught in secondary school. Accordin…g to Wikipedia, 89% of the population of Sweden speaks English. I assume the percentage for Norway is about the same. ( Full Answer )
No. John Lennon knew a little French from school, and Paul McCartney included French lyrics in "Michelle". McCartney studied Spanish and German in school. Earlier drummer Pete Best also studied German in school. George Harrison and Ringo Starr picked up some German from their time in Hamburg, as did… the other Beatles. ( Full Answer )
Define 'fluent' :-) I am a German living in the US for 25 years and can read, write, speak and understand jokes in English. See http://schwebebahn.com , my German / English website.
Less than 1.6% of the Mexican population speaks English on a fluentlevel. This is understandable, considering that only 2.8% of non-Hispanichomes speak Spanish in the United States.
Yep, you can find some videos on youtube of him speaking some English. He always speaks a bunch of English in the movie 'Beck'.
between 75% and 90% (This number does not include new immigrants currently studying Hebrew in special schools).
200 million (2005) (native and first language speakers) and by an estimated 500 million francophones worldwide, (2000)
I don't know an actual percentage, but as my family are Maltese I travel there a lot. A lot of the locals speak English as it is a touristy place. With me there has never been any problems with speaking to people as children learn it from a very early age. The older generation however aren't every… good with English, I feel. ( Full Answer )
You can buy Rosetta Stone for Hungarian. Rosetta Stone helps you much better than other methods of learning a new language.
It would take a person of likely impossibly extreme genius to learn to speak Japanese fluently in a day.
Hard to say exactly. but first and second language speakers are between 265 and 275 million, about 3%
Approximately 20% of the Swiss population speak French as their first language. French is spoken in the western part of Switzerland, including the cities of Geneva and Lausanne. There are 4 official languages in Switzerland. In order of the percentage of the population which speak them they ar…e: German (63.7%), French (20.4%), Italian (6.5%) and Romansh (0.5%). Different languages are spoken in different parts of the country. ( Full Answer )
The percentage changes as people become accustomed to travelling and needing to learn the language but right now, under 50% of the world's population speaks English.
They don't really speak English in Chile but they may speak Spanish. My overall percentage for speaking English in Chile is about 10%.
About 14,666 Finnish speak fluent English (2013 survey results). There are also an unknown amount of Finnish citizens who speak someor broken English, but those figures are not available. English is the most popular language on the planet.
Over 90%. Language is controversial in Canada politically, historically and culturally. Many people will claim to speak English to gain entrance, or to gain employment but would not be considered in anyway to be English speaking by most English Canadians. In the past this number was low enough to be… ignored but today it is not uncommon to find workplaces that once operated in English now using a working language other English. We also have people who will claim to not speak English for various reasons but are actually fluent. Traditionally this has been for political and cultural reasons and they do offset some of those who claim to speak English but do not. Reporting on English use is almost always affected by our language politics making it impossible for accurate numbers that all Canadians would accept but most would agree over 90% of Canadians speak English. I say most but would direct you to our Census Data. A critical read of that will show just how careful the Canadian government is to ensure such information is properly "interpreted" for you. So no doubt there are many who would suggest less than 90% of Canadians speak or understand English. The Canadian government census reports would at first glance appear to say that less than 80% of Canadians speak English fluently. A little deeper read will quickly discover that much of their interpretation of the data is not well supported and that data could be interpreted differently. It also shows that language politics are alive and well in Canada. Particularly when it comes to "official" government supported language. ( Full Answer )
It's really hard to tell since it's a forein language that isn't to popular,but it's 17%.
She speaks fluent Icecubeish :) But yes, she does speak fluent Welsh, she says it's her mother tongue but he dad is from England, so I guess he doesn't speak Welsh.
English is the national language of England so the only people who may not be able to speak it would be very recent immigrants.
You may know all of the words but if you have an accent then they may not sound right. Edit: it is impossible for one person to know all the words of any language, but I know a lot of people whose first language is spanish and are fluent in english, my first language is English and I'm fluent in Spa…nish. ( Full Answer )
People who live and work temporarily on the Antarctic continent -- at research stations funded by their governments, speak the language of their country. In the interchange of scientific data, English and French are the preferred languages.
In India, E nglish speakers are about 10.66 % of the population, and the most spoken one (native) is Hindi . Hope This Helps :) e
Less than 2%, I have been living in Chile for the past 5 years and the amount of people that I have encountered can speak English here I can count on my 2 hands. For tourists that wish to visit Chile I would highly recommend taking organized tours because if you do not speak Spanish you will not be …able to do anything here. ( Full Answer )
Even though english classes are a requirement in public education the actual number of japanese people that are "fluent" in english is very low.
I am an American. I visited Argentina and would say less than 1% of Argentinians are able to speak English..
English is the third most popular language in the world, after Mandarin and Spanish. English is spoken by 5.43 percent of the worlds population, so therefore 94.57 percent of the worlds population speak no English.
It was through total immersion: no radio nor television in French,no personal conversation in French among French speaking people. -Personally, I started dreaming in English, few times, at the fifthweek. It made me laugh. Another: Use every chance you get to practice English. Shop inEnglish. Travel …in English. Ask everyone you know to speak Englishwith you. Read English. Watch TV in English, and cover thetranslation at the bottom of the page. The more you practice, thefaster you'll learn and the more confident you will get. FamousEnglish language teaching companies recommend "total immersion"meaning live in an English-only environment. It works brilliantly,especially if you're young. ( Full Answer )
Jump in head first. Read English publications, listen to it beingspoken, and speak in English to an English-speaking friend. Listnew words and use them often. The key to being fluent is practice: the more you speak, the morecomfortable you become. Here are some more tips: . Pay attention to your p…ronunciation so that you'll lose youraccent quickly; pronounce words the way people around you pronouncethem . Try to learn at least one new word a day - you can buy one ofthose vocabulary calendars that help you with this goal . Watch English language TV and movies and try to speak like thepeople in the movie Practice, spend time with people who speak English well, andpractice the pronunciation and grammar the way they do. Minimize oreliminate chances to use your original language. Immerse yourself among speakers of English and practice, practice, practice. Above all, don't be shy, and don't be afraid to make mistakes. If people laugh, enjoy the moment and laugh with them. You will make many friends! Speak with speakers. Sing songs in English. Do not emulate the people on the radio and television. Media speech is stilted, not fluent English. ( Full Answer )