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Foreign Countries & Foreign Languages!

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posted on Dec, 18 2005 @ 11:38 PM
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If you could learn a foreign language what language would you choose and why? Most people on this website are probably from the USA, UK, Canada, etc. If you could live somewhere else, where would you live?

Learning a foreign language is almost like being apart of a completely new club or world. It's like being able to change worlds. Suddenly there are millions of more people that you can either talk to, date, work for, or just hang out with. If there is a certain culture, food, style of life you particularly like, you could get to participate in it. Considering the politics and laws of different countries and regions are very different, you could possibly move to another country and do things you couldn't even do before.

My theory is, if you are relatively young, learning another language could make life more interesting going forward. But what do I know.

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Here's some extra info related to Foreign Languages!

Top 20 Languages: (By Population)
Rank Language/Name Country Population
1 CHINESE MANDARIN China 885,000,000
2 SPANISH Spain 332,000,000
3 ENGLISH UK 322,000,000
4 BENGALI Bangladesh 189,000,000
5 HINDI India 182,000,000
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6 PORTUGUESE Portugal 170,000,000
7 RUSSIAN Russia 170,000,000
8 JAPANESE Japan 125,000,000
9 GERMAN, STANDARD Germany 98,000,000
10 CHINESE, WU China 77,175,000
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11 JAVANESE Indonesia 75,500,800
12 KOREAN Korea, South 75,000,000
13 FRENCH France 72,000,000
14 VIETNAMESE Viet Nam 67,662,000
15 TELUGU India 66,350,000
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16 CHINESE, YUE China 66,000,000
17 MARATHI India 64,783,000
18 TAMIL India 63,075,000
19 TURKISH Turkey 59,000,000
20 URDU Pakistan 58,000,000
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Top 100 languages by population:
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20 Richest Countries In The World

Rank Country GDP - per capita
1 Luxembourg $ 55,100
2 Norway $ 37,800
3 United States $ 37,800
4 San Marino $ 34,600
5 Switzerland $ 32,700
6 Denmark $ 31,100
7 Iceland $ 30,900
8 Austria $ 30,000
9 Canada $ 29,800
10 Ireland $ 29,600
11 Belgium $ 29,100
12 Australia $ 29,000
13 Netherlands $ 28,600
14 Japan $ 28,200
15 United Kingdom $ 27,700
16 France $ 27,600
17 Germany $ 27,600
18 Finland $ 27,400
19 Monaco $ 27,000
20 Sweden $ 26,800

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Countries With The Most Billionaires

Rank Country #of billionaires
1 United States 269
2 Japan 29
3 Germany 28
4 Italy 17
5 Canada 16
6 Switzerland 15
7 France 15
8 Hong Kong 14
9 Mexico 13
10 United Kingdom 12
11 Russia 8
11 Saudi Arabia 8

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Countries with the Biggest Web Browsers

Rank Country Weekly Hours Spent Browsing
1 China (Taiwan) 12.6
2 Thailand 11.7
3 Spain 11.5
4 Hungary 10.9
5 China (Mainland) 10.8
6 China (Hong Kong) 10.7
7 Poland 10.6
8 Turkey 10.6
9 Brazil 10.5
10 Egypt 10.3

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Cleanest Countries

Rank Country
1 Finland
2 Norway
3 Canada
4 Sweden
5 Switzerland
6 New Zealand
7 Australia
8 Austria
9 Iceland
10 Denmark
11 United States
12 Netherlands
13 France
14 Uruguay
15 Germany
16 United Kingdom
17 Ireland
18 Slovak Republic
19 Argentina
20 Chad

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Countries With The Highest Recycling Rates

Rank Country Percentage of Waste Recycled
1 Switzerland 52%
2 Austria 49.7%
3 Germany 48%
4 Netherlands 46%
5 Norway 40%
6 Sweden 34%
7 United States 31.5%

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Countries with the Highest Life Expectancies in the World

Rank Country Life expectancy at birth(years)
1 Andorra 83.50
2 San Marino 81.53
3 Singapore 81.53
4 Japan 81.04
5 Switzerland 80.31
6 Sweden 80.30
7 Australia 80.26
8 Iceland 80.18
9 Canada 79.96
10 Italy 79.54
11 France 79.44
12 Monaco 79.42
13 Liechtenstein 79.40
14 Spain 79.37
15 Norway 79.25
16 Israel 79.17
17 Greece 78.94
18 Austria 78.87
19 Malta 78.68
20 Netherlands 78.68

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Countries with the Most Computers (High Tech Countries)

Rank Country Number of computers
1 United States 164,100,000
2 Japan 49,900,000
3 Germany 30,600,000
4 United Kingdom 26,000,000
5 France 21,800,000
6 Italy 17,500,000
7 Canada 16,000,000
8 China 15,900,000
9 Australia 10,600,000
- South Korea 10,600,000

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Most Sexually Active Countries
Rank Country Frequency of sex per year
1 France 137
2 Greece 133
3 Serbia and Montenegro 131
4 Hungary 131
5 Macedonia 129
6 Bulgaria 128
7 Czech Republic 125
8 Croatia 120
9 United Kingdom 119
10 Iceland 119
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COUNTRIES THAT HAVE WON THE MOST COMBINED MISS WORLD TITLES AND MISS UNIVERSE TITLES EXCLUDING MISS AMERICA AND MISS UNITED KINGDOM

Rank Country #Combined Titles
1 Venezuela 9
2 India 7
3 Sweden 6
4 Puerto Rico 5
5 Netherlands 4
5 Finland 4
7 Trinidad and Tobago 3
7 Brazil 3
7 South Africa 3

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Top 10 Crime Rates (Murder)

#1 Colombia 0.617847 per 1,000 people
#2 South Africa 0.496008 per 1,000 people
#3 Jamaica 0.324196 per 1,000 people
#4 Venezuela 0.316138 per 1,000 people
#5 Russia 0.201534 per 1,000 people
#6 Mexico 0.130213 per 1,000 people
#7 Estonia 0.107277 per 1,000 people
#8 Latvia 0.10393 per 1,000 people
#9 Lithuania 0.102863 per 1,000 people
#10 Belarus 0.0983495 per 1,000 people

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Top 10 Crime Rates (Robberies)

Rank Country Amount (top to bottom)
#1 Spain 497,262
#2 United States 409,670
#3 Mexico 215,120
#4 South Africa 197,038
#5 Russia 132,393
#6 Chile 110,672
#7 United Kingdom 95,154
#8 Indonesia 61,260
#9 Germany 59,414
#10 Poland 53,533

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Top 10 Crime Rates (Rapes)

Rank Country Amount (top to bottom)
#1 United States 89,110
#2 South Africa 53,008
#3 Canada 24,049
#4 Australia 15,630
#5 India 15,468
#6 Mexico 13,061
#7 United Kingdom 8,593
#8 France 8,458
#9 Germany 7,499
#10 Russia 6,978

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Top 10 Crime Rates (Assault)

Rank Country Amount (top to bottom)
#1 United States 2,238,480
#2 South Africa 535,461
#3 United Kingdom 450,865
#4 Mexico 255,179
#5 India 236,313
#6 Canada 233,517
#7 Australia 141,124
#8 Germany 116,912
#9 France 106,484
#10 Zimbabwe 93,062

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Most Educated (Avg. #years in school)

Rank Country Amount (top to bottom)
#1 Norway 16.9 years
#2 Finland 16.7 years
#3 Australia 16.6 years
#4 United Kingdom 16.4 years
#5 New Zealand 16.2 years
#6 Sweden 16 years
#7 Netherlands 15.9 years
#8 Belgium 15.8 years
#9 Iceland 15.8 years
#10 Denmark 15.6 years

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[edit on 19-12-2005 by Samsonite]




posted on Dec, 18 2005 @ 11:43 PM
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I already had this option in high school. Out of French, German and Spanish, I chose German.

I kind of wish Spanish was my choice. Maybe then I could communicate with me neighbors. :shk:

If I could choose another language, it would be Italian or French to woo my husband with.



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