Do you think English will be replaced by another language e.g. Chinese?

China
October 15, 2008 10:07pm CST
Now it is reported that the Chinese language is being learnt in many of the countries all over the world. And the number is increasing all the time. Thousands of Chinese language schools have sprung up rapidly. And there are many kinds of magazines and newspapers come out. So many English users and English learners are worrying that English will be repalced by the Chinese language? 1.What do you think about it? 2.Do you think only one language should be used all over the world or multi-language is welcome? Thanks
3 responses
@aprces (1083)
• China
18 Oct 08
now i am using english in mylot that is a fact at least,though i am a chinese that is my familiar mother tongue.but i want to learn english,therefore i also enjoy english that i can use it to express to more people all over the world.that is what i am willing to do.as a tool of communication,i think english can't be replaced at present.as for chinese,it is still be a language that the most people use because of the number of chinese population.so we shall use both of them whatever happens.
• China
20 Oct 08
Your idea about the question can represent most of people. I mean the idea is quite common. AS for what will happen, let's wait and see.
@nvtellan (1907)
• Philippines
18 Oct 08
I still think English will still be used as the universal language since this is widely know and spread all over the world. But we cannot really predict what the future holds for us. Perhaps Chinese, cantonese, fookien or mandarin will become another universal languange in the future too since many people from all countries are learning the language too.
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• China
20 Oct 08
hi, first i will say thanks to you. but second you are hoped to give your thanks to me, why ? haha , maybe you are confused by the Chinese, cantonese and mandarin(as for the fookien i have no idea).Chinese is composed by cantonese, mandarin so many other dialects.You know China is one the the largest countries in the world. Therefore there exists many dialects. For most foreigners ,the chinese they are learning is called mandarin, for those who work or study in Guang dong or Hong kong they prefer to study Cantonese. If you know some foreigner is paying more attention to the other dialect of Chinese, you can imagine she/he is a comedian or theei major is Chinese dialect. Thanks.
@jammyt (2824)
• Philippines
16 Oct 08
Chinese is still a hard language to learn and it will take some time to measure up to the English language. I do want to learn Chinese, but it will need practice and patience. LOL! Also, English is still the second language of most countries all over the world.
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• China
16 Oct 08
Thanks for your reponse. Whether Chinese lanuage will go up to NO.1 Used language in the world seems to a tricky question,I think.