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English

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English is the third largest language in the world after Mandarin Chinese and Spanish. It is the most widely studied second language, and it is the official or one of the official languages in more than 60 countries. English is a dominant language of business with many international companies, such as Nissan, Siemens and Microsoft, choosing English as their official corporate language. Furthermore, English is an official language of many international institutions, including the United Nations, World Bank and the International Olympic Committee.

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    Native Speakers

    English is spoken by 350 million people worldwide as their first language.

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    Official Language

    English is the official language of more than 60 countries. That's too many to list here!

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    Did You Know?

    In English, "ough" can be pronounced in many different ways. Rough, plough, thought, through, though, hiccough, cough, thorough and slough are all pronounced differently!

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French

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French is the official language of 29 countries across several continents. It is the second largest native language in the European Union after German, and it is the second most studied language in the EU after English. There are an estimated 220 million French speakers worldwide, 40% of which reside in Europe, 36% in sub-Saharan Africa and the Indian Ocean, 15% in North Africa and the Middle East, 8% in America and the Caribbean, and 1% in Asia and Oceania. French is an official language of several international organisations, including the European Union, the United Nations and the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO).

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    Native Speakers

    French is spoken by 80 million people worldwide as their first language.

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    Official Language

    Belgium, Benin, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Canada, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Ivory Coast, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Djibouti, Equatorial Guinea, France, Gabon, Guinea, Haiti, Luxembourg, Madagascar, Mali, Monaco, Niger, Republic of the Congo, Rwanda, Senegal, Seychelles, Switzerland, Togo, Vanuatu

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    In French "œil" meaning "eye" is the only noun where the plural form begins with a different letter. One eye - un œil. Two eyes - deux yeux.

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    False Cognates

    Demander means to ask but can be confused with to demand which is actually exiger.

    La monnaie means currency or change but can be confused with money which is actually l’argent.

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German

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German is mainly spoken in Central Europe and is an official language in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Belgium, Liechtenstein and Luxembourg. It is also the most widely spoken language in South Tyrol (Italy). German has the largest number of native speakers in the European Union and is an official language of Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA).

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    Native Speakers

    German is spoken by 105 million people worldwide as their first language.

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    Official Language

    Austria, Belgium, Germany, Luxembourg, Liechtenstein, Switzerland

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    Did You Know?

    German has many bizarre and hilarious proverbs. One of our favourites is "Alles hat ein Ende, nur die Wurst hat zwei" which literally translates as "Everything has an end. Only the sausage has two". It really means "All good things come to an end".

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    False Cognates

    "Also" in German means therefore but can be confused with also in English which is actually "auch"

    "Das Gift" means poison but can be confused with gift which is actually "das Geschenk".

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Spanish

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Spanish is one of the most widely spoken languages in the world and has the second largest number of native speakers after Mandarin Chinese. It is the official language of Spain as well as several North and South American countries. The USA currently has the second largest Spanish-speaking population after Mexico. Spanish is an official language of several international organisations including the United Nations and the World Trade Organisation.

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    Native Speakers

    Spanish is spoke by 400 Million people worldwide as their first language.

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    Official Language

    Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Puerto Rico, Spain, Uruguay, Venezuela

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    Unlike most languages where an exclamation or question mark is used at the end of an exclamation or question, Spanish also uses inverted exclamation and question marks at the beginning of the question or exclamation. For example: How are you? - ¿Cómo estás?

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    False Cognates

    El éxito means success but can be confused with exit which is actually la salida

    Embarazada means pregnant but can be confused with embarrassed which is actually avergonzado.