Is english the global language?

China
May 29, 2007 6:17am CST
I want to know whether english is the global language or not.yet,it has been the main language for many years,I still think it should make some room for other languages,such as Chinese, Germany,french and so on.What we care about is that a variety of cultures.What about your ideas?Would you like to share with me?
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@smoke_gun (1243)
• Malaysia
29 May 07
i think its depend on location.i rather speak chinese in china,english in us,and malay in my country.i admit there is advantage for more language spoken,but i have no intereasting for some countries language.
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29 May 07
as far as im aware, French is the global language, there are more countires that speak french that there are english speaking! take for example, how many countries do u know of, that have some places in their own country, that dont speak there language???? i know in England, there are a few counties that dont speak English at all, infact they speak chinese, asian and Polish! can u say the same fro france or germany or anyother nation for that matter?
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@Inky261 (2524)
• Germany
29 May 07
I think there is a lot of Spanish speaking people in this world. Lots of them in South America. And there is many French speaking nations. There are many Chinese but Chinese is not such a popular language outside of China, mainly for the symbols they use. Same applies for Arabic or Russian. Spanish and French is used so much because of the colonies they once had. English is not the global language but it is the business language. And it is the main language for computers.
@smoke_gun (1243)
• Malaysia
29 May 07
chinese is important in asia and its main language.if you want to deal a buisness with china,dont hope they will study your language,you better employ a translator. malaysian(chinese race) also study chinese from primary school since independent from colonize(malay&indian started studying now),singapore is following,and there are many asia countries discover how important of chinese nowday.
@sukumar794 (5047)
• Thiruvananthapuram, India
29 May 07
English , beyond doubt is the universal language used for effective communication on a global level. it is unparalleled in the sense that it is being understood by th largest number of people across different cultures in the world.