Expats in Bulgaria and all of Europe: Our language skills and theirs

Written by on September 8, 2016 in Bulgaria - Comments Off on Expats in Bulgaria and all of Europe: Our language skills and theirs
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Hello, bonjour, guten Tag, buenos dias and Добър ден. We are expats. Many of us are frequent travellers too. Most of us have been to countless countries, either living there or just visiting them. There are differences in every single one of them, when it comes to the language they speak, as well as those they are likely to learn or understand.

Also, there are important languages, in the sense that many people speak them, and less important ones, used by small peoples. Only 1.7 per cent of all Europeans speak Bulgarian, while 33 per cent speak English, either as a native or learned language. One would have assumed that more Europeans speak the world language, but they don’t. Out of all Europeans, 22 per cent speak German and 20 per cent speak French. While, from a global perspective, Spanish is more “important” than English, only 13 per cent of all Europeans speak it.

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