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Possible, but there are like over a billion chinese people.

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Originally posted by Ollie
i thought that the most used language in teh world was spanish, not chinese because there are many forms of it
Many regional spoken dialects, true. But the written form is standard everywhere in China, where it is understood in all regions (excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan as these SARs have a complex form of the Chinese characters).

Anyway, in terms of the Internet, the most widely used language is in fact American English.

In terms of global usage, Chinese is the most widely used language, and then comes Spanish (like you said).
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Thanks for clearing that up.

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Ive done a bit of research...

http://www.anu.edu.au/mail-archives/...0112/0171.html

that should clear things up. English is the most used language on the web. But they expect Chinese to be the most used by 2007.

In terms of the most spoken language... English is the most spoken second language. And Chinese (collectively) is the most spoken first language.
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Fair enough.


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Hai
Watashi wa Kerii desu
Ju go sai desu
Tatsu doshi desu
Kanada Jin desu
Doozo
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You what???
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Originally posted by Vin

Anyway, in terms of the Internet, the most widely used language is in fact American English.

In terms of global usage, Chinese is the most widely used language, and then comes Spanish (like you said).
Originally posted by Ollie
English is the most spoken second language. And Chinese (collectively) is the most spoken first language.
*sigh* ...I stated that long ago... >>>

Originally posted by Egan1
I was under the impression English/American English was the most used internet language at present
ah well

*goes back to watching anime*
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Originally posted by Unregistered
Hai --> yes??
Watashi wa Kerii desu --> my name is Kerii
Ju go sai desu ---> ???
Tatsu doshi desu ----> ???
Kanada Jin desu ----???
Doozo
what does doozo and doozo hiroshku mean?

i just remembered: hai = yes
and eey-e = no
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o here's a funny one i just remembered:

watashiwabugga! = i am stupid
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