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Arabic
Arabic is a language spoken by 290 million people (native speakers) primarily in the Middle East and North Africa. It...

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French

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French is a member of the Romance family of languages, which along with Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, Romanian and other Romance...

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Hebrew

Hebrew
Hebrew is a Semitic language originating in the Middle East, and is related to Arabic, Aramaic, and other members of...

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Indonesian

Indonesian
Indonesian (Bahasa Indonesia), is the official language of the Southeast Asian nation of Indonesia. With 23 million native speakers, it...

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Japanese

Japanese
Japanese is the official language of Japan, where it is spoken by approximately 125 million native speakers. It is also...

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Malagasy

Malagasy is the main language of  the island nation of Madagascar, which lies off the coast of Africa. It`s the...

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Tagalog

Tagalog
Predominantly Tagalog speaking areas Tagalog is a language of the Philippines with 28 million native speakers, a little more than...

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  • Evan Murray

    Could you make a video about the Irish language. I would be delighted if you did. Go raibh maith agat.

  • matt n

    paul, can you shed some light on the mutual intelligibility of Marathi and Hindi? are they as mutually intelligible as Spanish and Italian for example?

  • Dave

    Truly obscure, but something that has my fascination, an almost extinct dialect in my adoptive home of Missouri, USA (Brit by birth) – Missouri French. Distinct from French, or creole French and almost gone.
    Would be wonderful if some light could be shone on this.

  • Siddharth Gurjar

    Being the speaker of both the languages, Marathi being my mother tongue, I can say that it’s much easier for Marathi speakers to learn and understand Hindi than vice versa, although the two languages do share the script and a lot of vocabulary. There could be various socio-cultural reasons for that than purely the similarity between the languages, such as Marathi speakers being exposed more to Hindi than vice versa. A perspective from someone who doesn’t speak the languages as a native would be interesting though.

  • adam

    Please make a video on the
    * 10 Oldest languages that are still in use.
    * 7 CLASSICAL LANGUAGES of the world.

  • John Liefenson

    What about the berber language? Could you do a vide0 on that?

  • Alexandre Romariz

    Hi, Paul. Greetings from Brazil. Your channel is very interesting, and your knowledge on different languages is amazing. As a native Brazilian Portuguese speaker, I do have a comment on your “differences between Portuguese and Spanish” video. I would post it there, but it is not allowed.

    It is not true that verb “haver” is not used as an auxiliary verb in Portuguese. It is just less common. “Eu havia feito o desenho” (I had done the drawing) is perfectly correct in grammar, though less used in spoken, less formal Portuguese (particularly in Brazil).