Languages of the world

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Languages of the world

  1. 1. Name the Language How good is your knowledge of the world’s main languages? Play and score this quiz online: Full / 20Q / 15Q / Mini
  2. 2. Which World Language? <ul><li>Listen to each audio recording. </li></ul><ul><li>Try to name the language that is spoken (2 pts). </li></ul><ul><li>If needed. Get a hint. You’ll see a written script of the recording. </li></ul><ul><li>Guess again (1 pt). </li></ul><ul><li>Find out your result at the end and find out more about that language of the world. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Acknowledgments <ul><li>The audio and text are readings from Article 1 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. </li></ul><ul><li>Visit here for the full text. Watch the video. </li></ul>Readings from Librivox and the U.N.
  4. 4. Name The Language All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. They are endowed with reason and conscience and should act towards one another in a spirit of brotherhood.
  5. 5. Name The Language English
  6. 6. The English Language <ul><li>English belongs to the Indo-European family, Germanic group, West Germanic subgroup and is the official language of over 1.7 billion people. Home speakers are over 330 million.  </li></ul>
  7. 7. Name The Language Tous les êtres humains naissent libres et égaux en dignité et en droits. Ils sont doués de raison et de conscience et doivent agir les uns envers les autres dans un esprit de fraternité .
  8. 8. Name The Language French
  9. 9. The French Language <ul><li>French belongs to the Indo-European family, Romance group, and is the official language of nearly 200 million people. It is spoken by over 124 million people, including second language users in all countries. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Name The Language Все люди рождаются свободными и равными в своем достоинстве и правах. Они наделены разумом и совестью и должны поступать в отношении друг друга в духе братства.
  11. 11. Name The Language Russian
  12. 12. The Russian Language <ul><li>Russian belongs to the Indo-European family, Slavonic group and is spoken by over 290 million people. Russian was the lingua franca of the Russian Empire and the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR). </li></ul>
  13. 13. Name The Language
  14. 14. Name The Language Japanese
  15. 15. The Japanese Language <ul><li>Japanese, spoken by more than 125 million people in Japan, ranks among the top ten languages of the world. Japanese is not, as is sometimes thought, genetically related to Chinese, but rather to Korean and other Altaic languages, such as Mongolian.  </li></ul>
  16. 16. Name The Language Alle Menschen sind frei und gleich an Würde und Rechten geboren. Sie sind mit Vernunft und Gewissen begabt und sollen einander im Geiste der Brüderlichkeit begegnen.
  17. 17. Name The Language German
  18. 18. The German Language <ul><li>German belongs to the Indo-European family and has nearly 120 million speakers. Since English is a Germanic language, it is not surprising to find a high degree of similarity in the vocabulary of the two languages.  </li></ul>
  19. 19. Name The Language Tutti gli esseri umani nascono liberi ed eguali in dignità e diritti. Essi sono dotati di ragione e di coscienza e devono agire gli uni verso gli altri in spirito di fratellanza.
  20. 20. Name The Language Italian
  21. 21. The Italian Language <ul><li>It belongs to the Indo-European family, Romance group and is spoken by over 60 million people. Of all the major Romance languages, Italian retains the closest resemblance to the Latin spoken by the Romans. </li></ul>
  22. 22. Name The Language
  23. 23. Name The Language Chinese (Mandarin)
  24. 24. The Chinese Language <ul><li>  Chinese is the official language of over 1.1 billion people and, as a mother tongue, it is the most spoken language in the world. Chinese is the language of the Han people, the majority ethnic group of China.  </li></ul>
  25. 25. Name The Language Todos los seres humanos nacen libres e iguales en dignidad y derechos y, dotados como están de razón y conciencia, deben comportarse fraternalmente los unos con los otros.
  26. 26. Name The Language Spanish
  27. 27. The Spanish Language <ul><li>Spanish belongs to the Indo-European family, Romance group and is the official language of over 330 million people. Spanish is an important immigrant language in numerous countries.  </li></ul>
  28. 28. Name The Language
  29. 29. Name The Language Korean
  30. 30. The Korean Language <ul><li>Korean is spoken by at least 75 million people throughout the world, over 40 million in South Korea and over 20 million in North Korea. The Korean alphabet (Hangul script), invented in the years 1443-46, is the only true alphabet native to the Far East.  </li></ul>
  31. 31. Name The Language Todos los seres humanos nacen libres e iguales en dignidad y derechos y, dotados como están de razón y conciencia, deben comportarse fraternalmente los unos con los otros.
  32. 32. Name The Language Portuguese
  33. 33. The Portuguese Language <ul><li>Portuguese belongs to the Indo-European family, Romance group, and is spoken by over 10 million people in Portugal, and over 190 million in all countries where Portuguese is the official language. </li></ul>
  34. 34. Name The Language
  35. 35. Name The Language Persian (Farsi)
  36. 36. The Persian Language <ul><li>Persian, also known as Farsi belongs to the Indo-European family and is spoken by nearly 33 million people, mainly in Iran. It is one of the world's oldest languages, a standard and well-recognized tongue as early as the 6th century B.C. </li></ul>
  37. 37. Name The Language Kaikki ihmiset syntyvät vapaina ja tasavertaisina arvoltaan ja oikeuksiltaan. Heille on annettu järki ja omatunto, ja heidän on toimittava toisiaan kohtaan veljeyden hengessä.
  38. 38. Name The Language Finnish
  39. 39. The Finnish Language <ul><li>There are approximately 5 million speakers of Finnish, one of the few languages of Europe not belonging to the Indo-European family. Finnish, it is agreed, is undoubtedly an exceedingly difficult language to learn.  </li></ul>
  40. 40. Name The Language
  41. 41. Name The Language Bengali
  42. 42. The Bengali Language <ul><li>Bengali belongs to the Indo-European family, Indic group, and is spoken by over 120 million people in Bangladesh and over 68 million in India. Only five other languages in the world can claim as many as 190 million speakers.  </li></ul>
  43. 43. Name The Language
  44. 44. Name The Language Thai
  45. 45. The Thai Language <ul><li>Thai is spoken by 25 million people in Thailand. Like Chinese, Thai is a tonal language, meaning that different tones, or intonations, distinguish words that would otherwise be homonyms.  </li></ul>
  46. 46. Name The Language Bütün insanlar hür, haysiyet ve haklar bakımından eşit doğarlar. Akıl ve vicdana sahiptirler ve birbirlerine karşı kardeşlik zihniyeti ile hareket etmelidirler.
  47. 47. Name The Language Turkish
  48. 48. The Turkish Language <ul><li>It belongs to the Altaic family, Turkic group, and is spoken by nearly 60 million people. It is also an important immigrant language in Germany. To various degrees, Turkish is intelligible with other major languages of Central Asia. </li></ul>
  49. 49. Name The Language Alle mensen worden vrij en gelijk in waardigheid en rechten geboren. Zij zijn begiftigd met verstand en geweten, en behoren zich jegens elkander in een geest van broederschap te gedragen.
  50. 50. Name The Language Dutch
  51. 51. The Dutch Language <ul><li>Dutch belongs to the Indo-European family, Germanic group and is spoken by 20 million people, (nearly 14 million in the Netherlands). Flemish is the name given to the language spoken in Belgium and France. </li></ul>
  52. 52. How did you do? <ul><li>48 You are a polyglot, a genius! </li></ul><ul><li>36-47 Wow. You are Indiana Jones! </li></ul><ul><li>25-35 Doing well. A definite linguist. </li></ul><ul><li>15-24 Watch some more international films </li></ul><ul><li>0 -14 You’d better join National Geographic </li></ul>
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