Scientists have tried to place the popular languages of the world on the importance and impact on people. The study analyzed translated books, the data from the encyclopedia "Wikipedia", the social network Twitter.
First in importance was English, the second in French, followed by German. Spanish and Russian make top 5 languages.
Note, the importance and prevalence of different things. For example, Chinese speaks more people than in French, German and Russian together. Scientists explored the cultural significance of each particular language, and not the extent of it on this or that territory.
Today, on the first place in popularity in Europe is English, which is an international standard for communication. Some experts say it is necessary to study Chinese language, culture and business in Asia is gaining momentum.