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Languages of the World

written by: eyez2k1ss
 
Here are some interesting facts about the different languages people around the world use.

Question 1:


It is estimated that this country has more English speakers than the United States.
India
China
Japan
UK

Question 2:


The Mazateco language is the native language of the Mazatec peoples of Oaxaca, Mexico. Besides by words, messages in this language can be conveyed by what other means?
By whistling
By singing
By clicking one's tongue
By tramping

Question 3:


The creator of the most widely used constructed international language, Esperanto, philologist L. L. Zamenhof, had what other profession?
Cook
Librarian
Psychologist
Ophthalmologist

Question 4:


Which of the following languages does not use a definite article?
German
Modern Greek
Russian
French

Question 5:


In which country should you be careful with any objects labelled "gift" (when the word is used as a noun)?
Sweden
Norway
Finland
Germany

Question 6:


Which of these words begins with one and the same sound in a great percentage of the languages in the world?
Mother
Bread
Smile
Love

Question 7:


Which is the only South American country that uses English as its official language?
Ecuador
Guyana
Suriname
Brazil

Question 8:


Most of the traditional Indo-European languages capitalise "I," the pronoun denoting the first person singular.
True
False

Question 9:


Which is the common official language of Austria, Liechtenstein, and Switzerland?
French
Swedish
German
English

Question 10:


What is the country with the greatest number of official languages?
USA
China
South Africa
India

 


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