Language Facts: Did you know that...
September 26 is the European Day of Languages? The Department of Foreign Languages would like to celebrate it with you.
Would you like to find out some interesting facts about languages? Try this quiz!
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1. How many living languages are there in the world? *
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2. How many languages are estimated to be indigenous to Europe? *
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3. Most of the world’s languages are spoken in ............ (Continent/s) *
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4. What percentage of the world’s population is bilingual or plurilingual? *
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5. Many languages have 50.000 words or more, but how many of the most common words do people normally use in everyday conversation? *
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6. How many words does a six-year-old child vocabulary include? *
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7. Which of the following languages spoken in Europe today is considered to be the oldest? *
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8. The three non-European languages most widely used on European territory are .... *
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9. Europe has become largely multilingual. In London alone some ......... languages are spoken. *
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10. How many different Galician words are there that refer to rain? i.e. babuña, choiva, chuvisca... *
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