In English-speaking countries,what's the using extensive second language?

@Flouya (283)
India
August 25, 2008 5:43am CST
You know,my mother language is chinese. In my eyes,the most Non-English-speaking countries,surely English is our Second choice. How about you? Could you talk something about it?
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@INGA832 (1114)
• Russian Federation
25 Aug 08
I live in Russia and most people choose English as second language. But nowadays most people also choose Chinese as it becomes more popular.
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@Flouya (283)
• India
26 Aug 08
That's a good news to chinese. I feel great when i heard that news. Thanks to you.
@abbey19 (3129)
• Gold Coast, Australia
25 Aug 08
I think it depends where you live in the world. When I lived in England, the most extensively used second language is Spanish, because so many Brits go there for their holidays. Here in Australia where I live now, Japanese or Chinese is chosen as a second language by many people; we have so much contact with those countries, and they are not far away from Australia. Also for Australians, Bali is a very popular holiday destination, and I personally know a lot of people who are learning Balinese as a second language. For countries other than English speaking countries, the obvious second language choice is English - I would say it's the most spoken language in the world.
@Flouya (283)
• India
26 Aug 08
It's kind of you to tell me something about your hometown. I'm funny of it.Balinese? It sounds interesting. HoHa ha?
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@abbey19 (3129)
• Gold Coast, Australia
1 Sep 08
Thank you so much for Best Response!
@ashar123 (2359)
• India
26 Aug 08
I live in Pakistan and English is used here in almost all offices but official language of Pakistan is Urdu. Urdu is just like Hindi spoken in India. I have worked with some Koreans and feel the taste of Chinese. I did not understand at all what did they say ? I came to know one that Chinese has 1,000+ letters in ABC .. like in english the ABC letters are 26 in total.
@Flouya (283)
• India
26 Aug 08
Thanks for you to tell me your messeages. Chinese is really hard to learn for most of you. You know,the main reason is that we should learn tens of thousands of words that must keep in heart.ern.... If you have learned deep,it's really to learn. Best wishes!
@mimpi1911 (25454)
• India
25 Aug 08
Hi Flouya I am an Indian and since its a country of countless languages, its difficult to maintain the mother tongue as the official one. In our workplace itself we have employees speaking so many languages. So, English, most conveniently, is the official language. So mother tongue takes the back seat officially but its the no. 1 priority in our hearts and will be so always. Smiles...
@Flouya (283)
• India
26 Aug 08
I rejoiced very much that English is the official language. Or i would not chose India as my study place . That's lucky to you,the same as me. I also understand,mother tongue is always our first choice.