A renowned literary critic named George Steiner once said, "Without translation, we’d be living in provinces bordering silence." Interconnectedness today is a necessity and although the goals vary, what is undeniable is the fact, that it brings along a whole new dimension of thinking, perception and also, of exchange. Translation isn’t merely conversion of text. It involves careful understanding of a number of factors, after which the translator is able to achieve a kind of cohesiveness with the original content.
According to a study by SIL International done in 2009, there are 6,909 languages in the world. Before this number seems too overwhelming to digest, what’s important to know, is the fact that, concentrating on some of them will enable you to reach out 3/4th of the world population.
Below are the top 10 most widely spoken languages of the world :-
A common misconception is that, the most spoken languages are by default, the most used languages on the internet, or for that matter, for translation. It isn’t quite the case, since development in the area of science, technology, trade and commerce vary distinguishably in different parts of the world.
Below are the top 10 business languages to look out for in the near future -
Even so, the degree to which internet is used around the world, also makes a difference while planning to expand your business. Below is an image to help you get more clarity on this subject :-
Depending on your target audience, the language for translation may vary from the ones mentioned on the lists above. Nonetheless, these statistics do help to get a bigger picture, which could further prove useful when it comes to putting down your marketing strategies.
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