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Wednesday, February 16, 2011

What Language To Say "I Love You?"


If you're going to work on being able to say "I love you" in different world languages, you might as well start with the language that let you communicate with the most people.
Here are the ten most-widely spoken language in the world. Totals reflect a combination of primary and secondary language speakers (meaning people for whom the language is their native tongue and people who have leanred the language as a second option)
  1. Mandarin Chinese(approximately 1.12 billion speakers) - wo ai ni
  2. English (approximately 480 million speakers) - I love you
  3. Spanish (approximately 320 million speakers) - Te quiero
  4. Russian (approximately 285 million speakers) - Ya lublu tebya
  5. French (approximately 265 million speakers) - Je t'aime
  6. Hindi/Urdu (approximately 250 million speakers) - May thumhe pyaar kartha hoo
  7. Arabic (approximately 221 million speakers) - ana b'hebbek
  8. Portuguese (approximately 188 million speakers) - Eu amo-te
  9. Bengali (approximately 185 million speakers) - Aami tomaake bhaalo baashi
  10. Japanese (approximately 133 million speakers) - Kimi o ai shiteru

gud luck fwen!

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