What is english

What is english

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  • 1 decade ago
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    English is a West Germanic language developed in England, and the first language for most people of Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, and the United States. It is used extensively as a second language and as an official language throughout the world, especially in Commonwealth countries such as India, Pakistan and South Africa, as well as in many international organizations.

    Modern English is sometimes described as the world lingua franca. English is the prominent international language in communications, science, business, aviation, entertainment, and diplomacy and also on the Internet. It has been one of the official languages of the United Nations since its founding in 1945 and is considered by many to be on its way to become the world's first universal language.

    The influence of the British Empire is the primary reason for the language's initial spread far beyond the British Isles. Following World War II, the increased economic and cultural influence of the United States led to English permeating many other cultures, chiefly through development of telecommunications technology.

    Because a working knowledge of English is required in many fields, professions, and occupations, education ministries throughout the world mandate the teaching of English, at least a basic level (see English language learning and teaching), in an effort to increase the competitiveness of their economies.

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  • 1 decade ago

    A kind of 語言

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  • 1 decade ago

    english means the language of Britian,Irealand,N America,Australia and some other

    countries.

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  • 1 decade ago

    English is a international language. Almost everyone can speaks English.

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