European Day of Languages

The European Day of Languages is a time to celebrate the 6,000+ languages spoken around the world, promote language learning and have some multilingual fun!

There are about 225 indigenous languages in Europe – roughly 3% of the world's total. Most of the European languages are of Indo-European origin. Since the end of the 18th century, the most widespread language of Europe (both in terms of geography and the number of native speakers) has been Russian, which replaced French. Counting only native speakers, approximately 150 million Europeans speak Russian on a daily basis, followed by German (approx. 95 mil.), English and French (each by 65 mil.), Italian (60 mil.), Spanish and Polish (40 mil. each), Ukrainian (30 mil.) and Romanian (26 mil.). As far as foreign language studies are concerned, English is currently the most popular foreign language in Europe, followed by German, French, Italian, Russian and Spanish

We have prepared a few words on this topic  #European_Day_of_Languages

? Multilingual |ˌmʌltiˈlɪŋɡwəl|- многоязычный, многоязыкий
? Indigenous |ɪnˈdɪdʒənəs|- местный, туземный, природный, врожденный,
? Widespread |ˈwaɪdspred|- широко распространенный
? Native |ˈneɪtɪv|- родной, местный
? Foreign |ˈfɔːrən|- иностранный, зарубежный