Asked in Languages and Cultures
What language is spoken most in the world?
April 22, 2018 5:24AM
The language most people know how to speak is Mandarin Chinese, with its about 1.151 billion speakers - most of them are native speakers.
English is the second most spoken language in the world with an estimated 1 billion speakers.
Around .5 billion people speak Spanish, which is the third most spoken language.
All answers below state the number of people who speak the language as their native language.
The first response is correct, Mandarin is spoken, by just over 1 billion people at 1,021 million. If you cover all variations of Chinese 1.2 billion or 1,200 million.
Second is Spanish from 400 to 500 million people including all dialects.
Third is English this where is becomes complicated 328 million, but if you include it as a second language then its up to 1.8 billion.
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The language most spoken in the world is Mandarin (Chinese)