Are there more people who speak or understand English or Chinese?
January 20, 2011 9:20 AM Subscribe
How many people on the planet speak or understand English?
posted by Grither to science & nature (5 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
And is this number greater than or less than the number of people on the planet who speak or understand Chinese (Mandarin and Cantonese)?
I can only seem to find statistics on the native languages, where clearly Chinese is the most spoken language in the world, but I want information that includes second, third, fourth, and eighteenth languages as well. Thanks!