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"The English language is a work in progress. Have fun with it."Jonathan Culver

ENGLISH LANGUAGE DAY

The English language is one of the two official languages of the UN (the other one is French).It is considered to be the LINGUA FRANCA of the world (a language used by most people).English Language Day at the UN is celebrated on April 23, the date of William Shakespeare's birth and death.

WHAT DO WE KNOW ABOUT ITS ORIGIN?

English is a Germanic language (just like German, Swedish, Norwegian...)It has elements of different languages: Anglo-Saxon, Latin, French, Greek...

Modern English... is it more Germanic or French? What do you think?Modern English originates from French (29%), Latin (29%), Anglo-Saxon (26%) and other languages!

IT'S AN ENGLISH-SPEAKING WORLD!

Over2 billion people speak English, more than any other language in the world.

Spanish is in second place...

But, the language with the highest number of NATIVE speakers is Mandarin Chinese.

... and English is in third!

HOW MANY WORDS ARE THERE IN THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE?

A LOT!There are about 4000 new words each year that become a part of the English language. Some of them are very modern! Do you know how to say OMG, LOL , IMO , BRB, ROFL in your native language?

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English is an official language in 55 countries and 27 entities!

DID YOU KNOW?

The shortest word in the English language is "I".The shortest full sentence is "I AM."

DID YOU KNOW?

There are only two words used in everyday English that end in -GRY: ANGRY and HUNGRY.When you put them together, you get HANGRY!

DID YOU KNOW?

The majority of English words start with the letter S.

The word QUEUE is pronounced by reading the first letter - Q!

RHYTHM is the longest English word with no vowels!

The longest word in the English language is: pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis!

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THANKS FOR READING!HAVE A GREAT DAY!