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Best and Top 10 languages to learn 

With 6,500 languages spoken around the world, choosing what language to learn can be overwhelming. This variety of languages is what makes our world beautiful because of the diversity every language can offer. 

Although some of these languages are not that widely spoken, this does not diminish their importance. In the past couple of years, learning a foreign language has become more and more popular around the world. 

 

We all know some of the benefits of learning languages include:

more job opportunities, better cognitive skills, a broader worldview, chances to make international friends, etc. 

But with so many choices at hand, which language is the best language for you to learn? You might ask, how do you define the best language to learn? 

While we agree that each language is unique and has its own cultural and linguistic value.

it’s also worth noting that learning a new language includes a lot of work and effort, requiring us to spend some time researching to find the most suitable one to learn. 

The Best Languages To Learn: 

Spanish

Spanish is the second most commonly spoken language after Mandarin and certainly not a surprise at the top of languages to learn. 

Spain is one of the major tourist countries in Europe, and by mastering Spanish you will have more opportunities to travel, socialize, work and get in touch with different cultures.

Spanish has a large number of native speakers, and a large number of overall speakers as well. 

Most Spanish-speaking countries are located in South and Central America, which are extremely popular travel destinations in recent years. For this reason, you will find many across the world who speak Spanish. 

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It is also one of the six working languages of the United Nations and is an official language in 21 countries around the world

In addition, due to a large number of Spanish speakers in the US, if you live, work, or travel in the United States, Spanish is the one to learn!

Native Speakers Worldwide: 405 million

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Having your content available in Spanish opens doors in Spain, and Latin American countries like Mexico, Peru, Paraguay, Ecuador, and even the United States, where an estimated 37.6 million people speak it as their first language. 

 

German

Germany has the highest GDP in Europe, and many are flocking to the country seeking new careers. German is the official language of Germany and it is also the most widely spoken language in Europe.

Because Germany has been the most dominant economy in Europe, learning German will be an essential language to learn for international business and diplomacy.

Also, German and English are both Germanic languages, so there are similarities in the letter combinations of words with the same meaning, which makes learning German easier.

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Germany is the most widely spoken language throughout Europe, as Germany remains Europe’s most dominant economy. For this reason, if you do business or plan to do business in Europe, German is one of the most important languages to learn. 

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In addition, higher education in Germany is free for foreigners, which allows many students to study and work in Germany. It’s a funny language to learn, with endings tacked on to words to give them specific meanings. But it is also a surprisingly easy language to learn.

As the world’s third largest contributor to research and development, knowing German can be key to succeeding in these fields globally.

According to The Economist, knowing how to speak German will offer the highest reward in bonuses compared to learning how to speak Spanish or French. 

 

Arabic

Arabic is the 5th most spoken language in the world, including many dynamic, growing economies in the Middle East and Africa.  With many users only speaking Arabic, translation of online content is expected to rise in the coming years. 

 

Arabic is the official language of more than 20 countries with nearly 350 million native speakers.  Arabic is the official language of 28 countries spoken by 315 million native speakers. 

 

If you wish to be part of the growing economies in the Middle East and Africa, Arabic is the perfect language to consider. 

It is one of the most spoken languages in the world, and it has become the sixth official working language of the United Nations General Assembly and its main committees.

 

The World Cup will be hosted by Qatar in 2022 and will attract many visitors. While regional instability is still a concern, it only adds to the demand for content in Arabic to aid in intelligence and diplomacy.

Difficulty to Learn: This is known to be one of the most difficult languages to learn for English speakers.

Mandarin

With over one billion Mandarin Chinese speakers in the world, of course, it’s on the list of the most important languages to learn in 2020. In addition, China is the second-largest economy in the world and a trading partner for many countries. 

Mandarin is also said to be the 2nd most powerful language in the world. So if you can speak Mandarin, the opportunities are immense. 

Should key Asian markets continue to expand their Internet usage, Chinese could be expected to supplant English as the most widely used Internet language shortly.

Difficulty to Learn: It’s not the easiest language for English speakers to learn, but the upside is worth the effort.

 

Portuguese

Portuguese is spoken all over the world; it is the official language of countries in Europe, South America, Asia, and Africa. 

Portuguese is the fifth most spoken language in the world, with more than 100 million speakers.

It is also the official language of ten countries and regions and several international organizations like the African Union and the European Union. 

Brazil is emerging as one of the world’s newest economic powerhouses. 

Tourism in the country is growing and global companies are setting up shops. The demand for Portuguese speakers is growing. Brazil is emerging as one of the world’s newest economic powerhouses.

The number of Speakers Worldwide: is 230 million. 

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Italian

Italian may not have the most speakers on this list, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t an important language to learn. 

Italy is steeped in arts, culture, and history. 

Many world heritage sites are located in Italy, and many historical texts are written in Italian. 

French

French is spoken in 68 countries worldwide and, along with English, is one of the few languages spoken on all five continents. Being fluent in French is an ace in the hole to increase job opportunities in the international job market. 

 

The French language can also help you better understand the root of the English language.

French is also the official language of many international organizations, such as the European Union. 

Several bodies like UNESCO, the International Olympic Committee, and the International Red Cross, as well as the official language of many international courts.

 

English

 

I always speak English and I know for a fact that English is one of the most important languages to learn for 2023 and beyond. It is used in global business, worldwide travel, diplomatic affairs, and in computer technology.

 

Not only that, but many of the top global economies are English-speaking ones, including the US. As well as Canada, Australia, and the UK.

English has the highest number of second language speakers as well, with almost a billion non-native English speakers in the world.

 

Russian

Russian is a powerful language and not so difficult to learn. Many European countries are taking part in this language.

The Russian language also has the second highest percentage of internet content (following English), and the leading percent of internet content in Europe

 

Japanese

Many Japanese learners first started learning Japanese because of their love for manga or anime. The Japanese language can also be a perfect gateway to other Asian languages. 

 

Developed from the same root, the Japanese language shares a lot of common words with Chinese. When compared to Chinese and Korean, Japanese pronunciation is also relatively easier.

So it can be a great place to start for beginners.

 

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Indeed, learning Japanese can help you better understand Japanese anime, movies, and games with little effort.  And these cultural products provide language learners with perfect learning materials to help them learn with fun.

Hindi

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I’ve always loved India and its Bollywood movies. With some of the highest numbers of speakers in the world, Hindi is one of the most important languages to learn without a doubt.

But like with other languages, it’s not just the sheer number of speakers that should entice you to learn the language, but the global power of where the language comes from. 

 

Conclusion

There is a reason behind every goal. Learning a new language is something I will always recommend to anyone trying to evolve.  This is what keeps you motivated in learning a foreign language.

You should ask yourself why you want to learn a certain language. Is it because you just want to understand the lyrics and subtitles from your favorite song and movie

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