English is known as a magpie language that picks up words from almost every other language and culture it comes in contact with, from Abenaki to Zulu. And although some languages have understandably widened the English vocabulary more than others, modern English dictionaries contain more of a geographical melting pot than ever before. Insidermonkey experts made a list of 20 most widely spoken languages in the world.
As social beings, social interaction is pretty much the key to our survival. Our language enables us to do just that. That being said, there are countless languages out there. It’s impossible for someone to learn every single one, so if we can pick up on the most popular we’ll have more access to the world around us. Thankfully, we are able to acquire our primary language without much effort since we pick it up as we get older. You can also check our list of 5 Easiest Second Languages to Learn for English Speakers.