Posts

Animal names into different languages

Most Popular Animal Names in Different Languages

Animal names in different languages

Animal Names in Different Languages

Are you learning a new language? Ever wondered what the most well-known animals are called in different languages!

We’ve put together a list of recognisable animal names from ant to whale, monkey to platypus and many more from English into Irish, French, German, Spanish, Italian and Polish.

Irish Animal Names

Learning the Irish names for animals may spark your interested in the endangered language. How many do you already know?

Download the high quality PDF to use at home, in your office, share with friends or, if you’re a teacher, place in the classroom — it may inspire!

Graham,
The STAR Team

Spanish: Number One Language Spoken in USA

Number one language spoken in USA: Spanish

Spanish is number one language spoken in USA, Chinese is second

2011 Language Mapper showing Spanish and Chinese as top two languages spoken in USA

A new Census Bureau Interactive Map shows Spanish as number one language spoken in USA with Chinese being the second most-spoken one.

Spanish and Chinese are the top languages spoken in the United States of America; most of the population is proficient in English, however.

The U.S. Census Bureau released an interactive online map pinpointing the wide array of languages spoken in homes across the nation, along with a detailed report on rates of English proficiency, and the growing number of speakers of other languages.

The 2011 Language Mapper shows where people speaking specific languages (other than English) live, with dots representing how many people speak each of the 15 different languages recorded in the States.

For each language, the mapper shows the concentration of those who report that they speak English less than ‘very well’ — a measure of English proficiency. The tool uses data collected through the American Community Survey from 2007 to 2011.

The STAR Team

Source: US Census Language Mapper Tool

Top 10 Languages on the Internet

Top 10 languages on the Internet

Top 10 Languages on the Internet, 2011

We are often asked, “what is the best language to translate our website into?”

More and more people are using the Internet every day, and in many different languages. The chart above will help you decide which languages to translate your website into based on the number of Internet users and the languages they use online.

As English is an international language, the analytics from Internet World Stats show that most people use English when surfing the web. Indeed, English speaking internet users increased by 5%, from 537 million users to 565 million between 2010 and 2011.

Chinese ranked second with about 510 million internet users. The number of Chinese internet users increased by 14.6% from 445 million in 2010 to 510 million in 2011.

Then, Spanish ranked third with a growth increase of 7.8% between 2010 and 2011. The number of Spanish internet users grew from 153 to 165 million.

Top 10 languages on the Internet, Internet users by languages in 2011

Users by language, 2011

We partner with companies selling worldwide to help them grow their business globally. We provide translation services, global consultancy and multilingual SEO advice for more than 70 languages.

The STAR Team

At the time of publication we offered translation services for 40 languages. We have updated this article to read more than 70 languages as part of our new services – 11th December 2015