Written by Isabel Harmse
The continuous rise in international commerce constantly requires business owners to use different languages in order to scale up their companies. With more than 6,000 languages worldwide, even small business owners aspiring to sell their services and products to different linguistic backgrounds and cultures need to take their content to the next multilingual level. Language Inc. will not only assist you with your translation and other language service needs, we will also provide you with information on the most important languages in business in order for you to reach your target audience accordingly.
Mandarin taking the lead
While English is accepted as the most influential language in the business world (more often than not being the most commonly used for websites), Mandarin is considered to be the new kid on the block with the most significant number of native speakers (approximately 983 million according to www.medium.com) and spoken globally by more than 1.2 billion people. Taking into consideration the enormous economic shift that China has gone through in the past three decades (China’s economy was 12 times larger in 2020 than it was in 2000, and it continues to grow every year) and the fact that nearly every country in the world deals with it, analysts predict that China will become the world’s leading economy within the next 25 years.
Arabic and Spanish a close second
Arabic is the world’s fifth most spoken language with approximately 300 million native speakers and serves as your gateway to the oil, construction, and real estate industries that are leading the business world in the Middle East. Arabic is also one of the world’s fastest growing languages in addition to being one of the Internet’s fastest growing languages and, Much like Mandarin Chinese, it is also one of the most challenging languages for English speakers to master. Another one of the most important languages in business is Spanish, which is the world’s second most spoken native language and the second most spoken language in the United States.
Fortunately for you, Language Inc. can provide you with language services in the above mentioned languages in addition to almost 90 other languages. Contact us for more information.