Hola, hello, salut!

It is estimated that around 3,000 to 5,000 different languages are spoken throughout the world, although only 600 have more than 100,000 speakers, which is considered the minimum number to guarantee their survival.
And out of these, what are the most spoken languages?

 
1. Chinese Mandarin: 1,901 million speakers
2. English: 942 million speakers
3. Spanish: 518 million speakers
4. Hindi: 380 million speakers
5. Arabic: 352 million speakers
6. French: 229 million speakers
7. Portuguese: 209 million speakers
8. Bengali: 208 million speakers
9. Russian: 201 million speakers
10. Indonesian: 198 million speakers

 


In case you should ever meet a speaker of these languages and want to impress them, we would like to show you how to say hello in each one of them 😉

 


1. nǐ hǎo
2. Hello
3. Hola
4. हलो
5. Salam aleikum
6. Salut
7. Olá
8. হ্যালো (hêlo)
9. алло (allo), алё
10. Halo