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Written by Javier Arizpe

September 23, 2020

Top 5 Most influential languages of 2018

 

Are you interested in learning a language but don’t know which one to study? If you want know which languages can get you an opportunity for a prestigious job or to stand out in class…

I’ll be presenting you today the 5 languages that stood up from the rest in 2018.

 

Mandarin Chinese

Nowadays, Chinese it’s considered one of the most important languages because the country’s relevance has been increasing consistently thanks to globalization. This language has one of the oldest writing systems in the world with a rich culture behind it.

The number of people studying Mandarin Chinese has doubled in recent years because of the increasing interest in the country. Right now, China is regarded as one of the biggest economies in the world, thus making it very powerful in many different aspects.

 

English

English is considered the second most spoken language in the world. Still in 2018 has been considered as one of the most influential languages because United States continues to be a world power expanding more and more in terms of financial relations.

In addition, English has a strong cultural background. America continues to be an important global power, so English is moving forward on the road to become the new international language.

Many Spanish speakers, for instance, study English as a second language due to the huge influence that America has on Mexico and the rest of Latin America. In many countries, having this language in your resume makes you stand out among the rest of the applicants for a job.

 

Spanish

Spanish is a Romance language with different variations around the world. When some people learn something new about Spanish, they think about Spain. But Spanish is not only spoken in Spain, it’s also the main language across many Latin American countries.

It may seem hard to believe, but Spanish is one of the most difficult languages to learn. It has peculiarities, from grammar to pronunciation, that are tricky for a person who wasn’t born into the language. But, the extension of land that covers this language is one of the most important reasons why people decide to study it.

 

Japanese

Japanese culture has a lot of influence. Their language is mainly spoken in Japan and the nearby islands, but also in some parts of America and Korea.

This language has gained importance because Japan has become another world economic power. Thanks to that, more and more people have become interested in learning this language even though it’s thought to be very complex for its spelling and grammar. In addition, Spanish speakers consider Japanese as one of their first options to study as a second language, as pronunciation is syllabic, just like in Spanish.

 

German

German is one of the most spoken languages in Europe. There are a lot of Germany native people in Europe. Germany is one of the main powers in the European economy and in the world, because of its status as one of the biggest exporters in the world.

The interest in studying this language lies in its economic power and the multinational deals this country has. It’s considered one of the most influential languages of this year due to the great interest students show on learning it. Most students do it to become better professionals and to have more employment opportunities.

And you, what are you waiting to learn a little bit about these amazing languages? Start this 2019 with the right foot and stand out among everyone.

 

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