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Spanish, world’s second language in international communication and growing

Wednesday, June 23rd 2010 - 03:25 UTC
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Spanish has 416 million native speakers, ahead of English but behind Mandarin, according to the latest report from Spain’s Cervantes Institute. Spanish is also the world’s second in international communication and is the third most common in internet. Read full article


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  • zethe

    People who research these things always wind me up.

    A native language with a lot of speakers is not an international language. It's a native language with a lot of natives.

    Mandarin is the most spoken native.

    English is the most wide spoken language in the world. Not native. Second language.

    There are currently two billion people who have an understanding of English and another two billion currently learning english.

    You can go anywhere in the world and if you know english you will find someone who speaks english. Thats why it's the international language or the first “world language”.

    It's the most taught language in the world.

    Jun 23rd, 2010 - 02:04 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • harrier61

    At best, according to Wikipedia, Spanish is third. Especially in third-world countries like those in South America.

    Jun 23rd, 2010 - 02:30 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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