Which was the international language before English


The English language is without question the most important world language today. The English language doesn't just have most speakers worldwide, but is also used most of all world languages ​​in culture, science and business.

Most native English speakers live in:

The Statue of Liberty in New York

Why did English become a world language?

Why English became the most important world language is an interesting question. Even before English became a world language, French was used as an international world language in Europe.

The rise of the English language to the most important world language began in the 19th century. At that time the British Empire comprised all of its colonies up to a third the world population.

After 1945, the supremacy of the USA was the main reason for the further spread of English as a world language. The new mass media such as television and the Internet helped enormously.

The English Big Ben tower in London

More interesting facts about the
World language English

  • Over 80% of all information stored electronically worldwide is in English.
  • English, like German, is a Germanic language, which makes learning English much easier for us.
  • The split of the English language from other Germanic languages ​​took place around 1500 years ago.
  • Of all languages, Frisian is most closely related to the English language.

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