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November 10, 2020

Ranked: the 50 Most Popular Languages to Learn at Home During Covid

With winter and new lockdowns coming, it's a good idea to occupy your mind with learning something new. Something useful. Something cool.

And what's a better skill than learning a new language?

I dove deep into the statistics this morning to figure out which language are the most popular for those learning at home. That's why I looked for the numbers of searches of 'learn insert language' and summed them up for the U.S and the world in general.

You can sort the table by U.S or world by clicking on the category you want to show up on top.

Rank

Language

U.S monthly searches

World monthly searches

1

Spanish

51000

115.000

2

Japanese

41000

93.000

3

Korean

21000

53.000

4

French

20000

68.000

5

German

14000

53.000

6

English

13000

178.000

7

Russian

12000

33.000

8

Chinese

11000

30.000

9

Sign language

11000

21.000

10

Italian

10000

31.000

And here below is the full list of the most popular 50 languages:

Language

U.S monthly searches

World monthly searches

Spanish

51000

115.000

Japanese

41000

93.000

Korean

21000

53.000

French

20000

68.000

German

14000

53.000

English

13000

178.000

Russian

12000

33.000

Chinese

11000

30.000

Sign language

11000

21.000

Italian

10000

31.000

Latin

8700

16.000

Arabic

7800

31.000

Hebrew

6100

11.000

Hindi

4900

17.000

Dutch

4700

15.000

Portuguese

3700

11.000

Gaelic

3500

9.000

Icelandic

3400

6.000

Vietnamese

3100

7.000

Greek

2800

8.400

Norwegian

2500

7.000

Swedish

2500

9.600

Thai

2300

9.700

Finnish

2200

5.200

Sanskrit

2000

7.000

Swahili

1700

3.400

Braille

1600

5.600

Farsi

1400

3.100

Irish

1400

3.100

Polish

1400

6.600

Romanian

1400

4.000

Punjabi

1200

4.200

Afrikaans

1100

1.300

Serbian

1100

2.200

Yiddish

1100

1.400

Amharic

1000

1.600

Danish

1000

3.800

Hawaiian

1000

1.200

Klingon

1000

1.900

Urdu

1000

5.000

Aramaic

800

1.200

Croatian

800

2.600

Esperanto

800

1.800

Tamil

800

6.800

Turkish

800

11.000

Elvish

700

1.200

Albanian

600

1.400

Dothraki

600

1.200

Nepali

600

1.100

Persian

600

2.200

The data is from ahrefs, and the pictures from wikipedia. Feel free to 

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Author: Ari Helderman


I started learning Russian seriously in January 2016, and haven't stopped since. I created this site to help other foreigners speak Russian. You can follow my progress in Russian on my YouTube channel Ари Говорит по-русски.

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