English has the most speakers, approx. 2billion mandarin Chinese has the most native speakers (1st language), approx. 900million
English has the most speakers with approximately 2 billion speakers worldwide or 30% of the world's population. Most people mistake Mandarin for having the most speakers with 935,000,000 speakers, but Mandarin is the language with the most native speakers. English has the most speakers total. Only about 600,000,000 native speakers for English.
By native speakers, the fourth most spoken language is Hindi. By total speakers, again, the fourth most spoken language is Hindi.
Most widely/Most spoken language- English (spoken virtually everywhere on Earth, number of speakers range from 1.5-2 billion speakers) Most number of Native (1st language) speakers- Mandarin (spoken generally in China, number of native speakers are about 800 million)
By native speakers, it is German. By total speakers, it is English.
German as the national language of Germany and Austria has about 90 million native speakers in the EU. This puts it ahead of English, which has about 64 native speakers in the EU and French with about 63 million native speakers in the EU.
English is the most widely spoken language, and Mandarin has the most native speakers.
Mandarin Chinese is the language with the most native speakers.
Tagalog, if you include native speakers and people who speak it as a second language.