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Which Language Would You Like to Learn with InnovativeLanguage.com?

Which Language Would You Like to Learn with InnovativeLanguage.com?

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Arabic is a multi-faceted language that boasts around 340 million native speakers. It is closely related to Aramaic, Hebrew, and Phoenician. Modern Standard Arabic, the standard accepted written form of the language, is developed from the language of the religious text of Islam, the Koran.
Bulgarian is spoken by around 12 million people worldwide, with the majority of speakers living in Bulgaria. While Bulgarian is part of the Slavic language family, it has many unique and interesting characteristics that set it apart from the rest.
The Cantonese language is the lingua franca of the Guangdong Province of China, as well as the primary language of Hong Kong and Macau. Though Mandarin is spoken by more people worldwide, Cantonese is more widespread and is commonly used in Chinese communities across the globe.
Chinese is categorized as part of the Sino-Tibetan language family. It is spoken as a primary language by over one billion people, or one fifth of the world’s total population! Chinese is famed for its tens of thousands of characters, with some dictionaries containing more than 50,000 words as entries.
As the official language of the Czech Republic, Czech is spoken by over 10 million people worldwide. With Slavic roots, Czech is mutually intelligible with Slovak, which adds to its value.
Danish, the native language of Denmark, is spoken by over 5 million people around the world. Danish uses an alphabet that is very similar to that of English, with only 3 additional letters. Because of this, English speakers will feel comfortable reading and writing Danish words and sentences.
With origins dating back to 450 AD, the Dutch language is the primary language of the Netherlands. It is the primary language spoken by around 23 million people in Europe, as well as a secondary language for another 5 million. Dutch is most closely related to the English and German languages.
Spoken originally in England, the English language has become the most widely used language on the planet. It is the official language of many nations, including the U.S., United Kingdom, Canada, Australia and others. As the most commonly learned second language in the world, it is used for communication in many global organizations.
Built upon the blending of up to eight different languages, Filipino is a truly diverse and exciting language to learn. Filipino, along with English, is the official language of the Philippines. The greatest concentration of Filipino speakers live near Manila, but it is widely spoken throughout the entire nation.
Part of the Finno-Ugric language group, Finnish is primarily spoken in Finland. There are nearly 5 million native Finnish speakers in the world. Modern Finnish uses plenty of loanwords from other languages, giving many learners a head start when studying it.
French is a Romance language with wide appeal, second only to English as the most commonly studied foreign language in the world. Surprisingly, it is Africa that boasts the largest number of French speakers in the world. Today, French is regarded as an extremely important language for global diplomatic purposes.
With over 98 million native speakers worldwide, German is one of the world’s major languages. The German language has close linguistic ties to English and Dutch. German is spoken in many different countries throughout Europe.
The Greek language is one of the oldest living documented languages, and in its modern form, it is the basis for many western words and root words. Today, Modern Greek is spoken by over 13 million people worldwide including emigrants throughout Europe and the Americas.
Hebrew, along with Arabic, is one of the official languages of Israel. In addition, it is spoken by Jewish immigrants in many other parts of the world. Hebrew is generally considered easy to learn and many people who study Hebrew are amazed at how quickly they are able to pick it up once they begin.
The Hindi language has over 480 million speakers worldwide and is understood or spoken in India, Nepal, Pakistan, Bangladesh, and even Fiji. Learning Hindi can be a challenge to people who grew up speaking western languages, but just like learning any other language, it can also be a lot of fun!
The Hungarian language, or Magyar as it is known in Hungary, is the official language of Hungary. Part of the Finno-Ugric language group, it is also spoken in parts of Austria, Romania, Croatia, Serbia, Slovenia, Slovakia, and Ukraine. Over 15 million people speak the language, including the approximately 10 million people who speak it throughout Hungary.
Though Indonesia has over 700 different languages and dialects that are spoken throughout the country, Indonesian is the national language that brings the country together. Almost everyone in Indonesia speaks Indonesian and the language is used for all government, educational, and media material.
Italian is a Romance language that is spoken today by 70 to 80 million people as their first or maternal language, and is used by up to 150 million people as a second or cultural language. As the official language of Italy, Italian boasts a rich cultural heritage and modern usage around the world.
Japanese is used extensively around the world, with nearly 130 million people speaking the language. Drawn to the simple pronunciation scheme, many people choose to learn Japanese as their second language, or to learn a few Japanese phrases in order to simplify travel in Japan.
Korean is the official language of North Korea and South Korea, and is also spoken in Japan, China, Russia, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, and by many people in the United States. Worldwide, about 78 million people speak the Korean language.
The Norwegian language is of the North Germanic classification and is mainly spoken in the country of Norway. Two official versions of the written Norwegian language have been established in Norway and they translate literally as “book tongue” (Bokmål) and “new Norwegian” (Nynorsk).
The Persian language is spoken in several Middle Eastern countries, most notably in Iran. Persian is based on the Arabic alphabet and has over 57 million speakers around the world. Though Persian is difficult to master, it is an extremely rewarding language to learn.
Polish is the official language in Poland, where over 36 million people speak the language. However, there are plenty of other places where Polish is spoken. For example, over 2 million people in the U.S., one million people in Ukraine, and over 100,000 people in the former Czechoslovakia use the Polish language.
While the language developed in Europe, today more people speak Portuguese in Brazil than in Portugal. If you speak English, you’ll find that learning Brazilian Portuguese is not overwhelmingly challenging. The Portuguese alphabet uses the same 26 letters that English speakers are familiar with, although several of the letters may have a pronunciation that feels quite foreign.
Today, between 160 and 180 million people speak Russian, making it one of the most widely spoken languages in the world. The majority of these speakers live in Russia, but the Russian language is being taught in an increasing number of schools worldwide.
One of the six official languages of the United Nations, it is estimated that there are currently around 500 million people in the world who can speak Spanish. Coming only behind Mandarin Chinese, Spanish is the largest native language in the world. Mexico has the largest population of native speakers of the language.
Swahili is largely spoken in East Africa and it is considered a national language in Tanzania, Kenya, the Democratic Republic of Congo, and at one time in Uganda. Over 120 million people speak Swahili including immigrant populations in other countries in Europe and the U.S.
Swedish is a member of the Nordic family of languages. It is the official language of Sweden, of course, but also the second official language of Finland. By learning how to speak Swedish, it becomes much easier to learn other Nordic languages.
Thai is the official language of Thailand. In Thailand, approximately fifty million people speak Thai as their primary language. If you have any interest in becoming more knowledgeable about Eastern cultures and their languages, learning how to speak Thai is an excellent first step!
The first written records of the Turkish language date back about 1,300 years, and originate from Central Asia. Today, the language is spoken by more than 83 million people around the world. In fact, out of all of the Turkic languages, Turkish is the most commonly spoken worldwide.
Vietnamese is spoken by approximately 81 million people worldwide, with the majority of speakers residing in Vietnam. Over one million fluent Vietnamese speakers live in the U.S., where it is seventh in line of the most-spoken languages in the country.
Afrikaans is one of the official languages of South Africa. If you’re an English speaker, you’re in luck! Afrikaans is widely recognized as one of the easiest languages for an English speaker to learn. As a West Germanic language, Afrikaans shares many characteristics with German, Dutch and English.
With over 24 million native speakers, Romanian is definitely a language worth checking out. Learners are usually surprised by how incredibly widespread the language is, with a notable amount of speakers in the USA, Australia and all throughout Europe. A romance language, Romanian is the official language of Romania and the Republic of Moldova.
Not only is Urdu an official language of India, but it is also the lingua franca of Pakistan. The language boasts over 60 million native speakers around the world and shares many traits with Hindi. And studying Urdu script presents an exciting challenge for any language learner!
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avatar KoreanClass101.com Wednesday at 6:03 pm

Which language would you like to learn with InnovativeLanguage.com?

avatar KoreanClass101.com Monday at 11:43 am

Hello everyone,

@Sadaf, if you are studying Japanese, I think you can easily learn Korean as well. I hope you master both languages soon and move to other four languages that you have a plan to study : ) Good luck!

@Ben, 한국어 문장을 잘 썼어요. 감사합니다. 화이팅!!

Jae
Team KoreanClass101.com

avatar Sadaf Sunday at 1:37 pm

I’m currently learning Japanese and Korean. I’d like to learn Arabic, Chinese, Turkish and Russian.

avatar Ben Sunday at 1:42 am

저는 한국어를 배우고 있어요. 시간이 있으면 아프리칸스어하고 노르웨이어를 배워요.

I *think* it says “I”m learning Korean. When I have time, I learn Afrikaans and Norwegian.

I’d like to see Luxembourgish added, though I realize that’s only a pipe dream.😄

avatar KoreanClass101.com Tuesday at 10:23 pm

Hi Yuna,

Thank you for posting! Hoping you will be able to master both languages!

Cheers,
Lyn
Team KoreanClass101.com

avatar Yuna Monday at 10:21 pm

I am currently learning Korean😄 and I’d love to study Belorussian !

avatar KoreanClass101.com Tuesday at 10:10 am

Hi 수지 and Andrew,

Thanks for posting. Glad that Korean is on top of your list of languages to study! 😄

Nicole,

Thanks for commenting, we hope that you will be able to achieve your goals in the near future.

And Megan,

That’s amazing that you are studying both Korean and Japanese at the same time. Thank you for the feedback, we appreciate it.

Cheers,
Lyn
Team KoreanClass101.com

avatar Megan Somers Monday at 1:09 pm

I’m already learning Japanese and Korean through this site. And I really want to pick up Chinese [Mandarin] and Thai as well.

As for languages I would love to see added, maybe some variations or dialects, or separate languages all together, based in other countries?

For Example, Louisiana Creole, Pennsylvania Dutch [German], Texas German, Texas Czech, and the like for the U.S.

For Japan, does the Japanese section delve into dialect differences in parts of the country? Otherwise, Hokkien, Okinawan, the Ainu languages, and some other Ryuukyuu islands languages would be awesome.

For German, the difference between the different dialects of German and Standard German would be interesting. Could you add Swiss German as well?

And for Mandarin Chinese and Cantonese, could you add some smaller dialects [spoken by less people]?

Also, why not add some Conlangs like Esperanto, Klingon, Elvish, and the like?

Could we study ancient forms of the languages and dead languages like Middle English, Old English, Old Japanese, Old German, Phoenician, Ancient Greek, Latin, Middle Japanese, Old Chinese, Middle Spanish, Old Spanish, etc….???

avatar Nicole Sunday at 5:58 am

I would like to learn Esperanto as it takes less time to learn than other languages

avatar Andrew Sunday at 2:33 am

I’d love to learn all of them! But i don’t think that’s possible sadly. But out of all of them, I’ve got my eyes on arabic, japanese, chinese, and spanish, two of these I’ve already started on thanks to innovative! But once I master my top priority of korean.

avatar 권 수지 Sunday at 12:22 am

I want to learn as many languages as I can! But next to Korean I really wanna learn also how to speak Japanese, Chinese, and French! I will really try to learn these once I master Korean…