We'll Give You 3 Cities, You Tell Us What Language They Speak

Jouviane Alexandre

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Bonjour! Would you hear this welcome in Madrid or would you have to travel to France to hear it? If you heard it in Paris, would you also hear it in Krakow or Montreal? With all the languages in the world, can you identify them from the city they're spoken in?

In the 197 countries in the world, there are close to 7,000 different languages! You thought you couldn't decide what second language to study in high school, imagine if they gave you all of these options! While the name of a language is usually a good marker of where it's spoken, that method isn't completely foolproof!

With languages like Chinese, Spanish, English, and Portuguese, you can't expect that they'll only be spoken in China, Spain, England, and Portugal, respectively. As some of the most spoken languages in the world, you'll find them all over the globe.

With a language like Spanish, you'll see that this language has traveled all over the world, especially in North and South America. While the Portuguese language is clearly named after the country of Portugal, there's another country with over 20-times as many speakers!

From all the languages spoken around the world, can you narrow them down to the cities they're spoken in? If given the option of Barcelona, Santiago, and Lima, would you choose Portuguese or French? Or neither?

If you're a lover of languages, this is the quiz for you! Let's find out if you're getting lost in translation in this quiz!

San Juan, Bueno Aires, & Havana

Spanish is the second most widely used language in the world. Spoken in countries from Puerto Rico to the Dominican Republic to Spain, there are more than 399 million Spanish-speaking people across the world.

Singapore, Taipei, & Beijing

The most commonly spoken language in the world, Chinese can be broken down into different dialects which include Mandarin and Cantonese. With more 848 million speakers, you'll find the language mostly in China and in other countries, such as Taiwan and Singapore.

Mumbai, New Delhi, and Bengaluru

Heard in India, Hindi is the fourth most commonly used language in the world.

Seoul, Pyongyang, & Busan

Korean can be found within the top 20 spoken languages of the world. With more than 77 million speakers, the language can mostly be heard in North and South Korea.

Vatican City, Rome, & Florence

One of the romance languages, Italian has more than 61 million speakers around the world. Obviously found in Italy, the language is also considered official in countries like Switzerland, San Marino, and Vatican City.

Luanda, Maputo, & Rio de Janeiro

Portuguese can be found in the top 10 most common languages around the world. With more than 203 million speakers, you'll find natives speaking Portuguese in Portugal, Brazil, Angola, and more.

Krakow, Odessa, & Vilnius

Although not included in the top 10, there are still many Polish-speaking natives in the world. With more than 39 million people, you'll find the language being used in Poland, the Ukraine, the Czech Republic, and more.

Dhaka, Chittagon, Khulna

Another commonly used language, the Bengali language is mostly kept within the confines of Bangladesh. There are more than 189 million speakers.

Milan, Ticino, & San Marino

One of the romance languages, Italian has more than 61 million speakers around the world. Obviously found in Italy, the language is also considered official in countries like Switzerland, San Marino, and Vatican City.

Santo Domingo, Guadalajara, & Barcelona

Spanish is the second most widely used language in the world. Spoken in countries from Puerto Rico to the Dominican Republic to Spain, there are more than 399 million speakers across the world.

Cairo, Baghdad, & Tel Aviv

The fifth most common language of the world, Arabic can be heard in many countries. With more than 242 million speakers, the language is found in the countries of Egypt, Israel, Iraq, and more.

Moscow, Minsk, & Almaty

Found within the top 15 of most commonly spoken languages, Russian can most obviously be heard in Russia. With more than 166 million speakers, you'll also hear the language most commonly used in countries like Belarus, Kazakhstan, and Kyrgyzstan.

Berlin, Zurich, & Wiltz

Another common language with more than 78.1 million speakers worldwide, Germany is the official language of many countries. Obviously, on this list, you'll find Germany, but you'll also find the countries of Austria, Switzerland, and Luxembourg.

Montreal, Dakar, & Port-au-Prince

With more than 75.9 million speakers, French can most commonly be found in the country of France. You'll also find the language used officially in the Quebec province of Canada as well as countries like Haiti, Senegal, Monaco, and Morocco.

Santiago, Guatemala City, & Lima

Spanish is the second most widely used language in the world. Spoken in countries from Puerto Rico to the Dominican Republic to Spain, there are more than 399 million speakers across the world.

Aileu, Lisbon, & Praia

Portuguese can be found in the top 10 most common languages around the world. With more than 203 million speakers, you'll find natives speaking Portuguese in Portugal, Brazil, Angola, and more.

Nassau, London, & Toronto

With more than 335 million speakers in the world, English is the third most commonly used language. The official language of many countries as well as the language of higher education in others, you'll hear the language in the United States, Canada, the U.K., a few African countries, such as Kenya and Nigeria, and islands in the Caribbean.

Alexandria, Tripoli, & Dubai

The fifth most common language in the world, Arabic can be heard in many countries. With more than 242 million speakers, the language is found in the countries of Egypt, Israel, Iraq, and more.

Istanbul, Patras, & Prishtina

Another commonly used language, Turkish has more than 70.9 million speakers around the world. The language can most commonly be heard within the confines of Turkey, but you'll also hear it used by natives in countries such as Cyprus, Macedonia, Greece, and Kosovo.

Kingston, Cape Town, & New York City

With more than 335 million speakers in the world, English is the third most commonly used language. The official language of many countries as well as the language of higher education in others, you'll hear the language in the United States, Canada, the U.K., a few African countries, such as Kenya and Nigeria, and islands in the Caribbean.

Algiers, Djibouti, & Giza

The fifth most common language of the world, Arabic can be heard in many countries. With more than 242 million speakers, the language is found in the countries of Egypt, Israel, Iraq, and more.

Karachi, Lahore, Faisalabad

While you won't find it as the native tongue of many countries, Punjabi is still one of the most commonly used languages. With more than 88.7 million speakers, Punjabi is most used in Pakistan.

Ho Chi Minh City, Hanoi, & Da Nang

Although mostly found within the confines of it's own country, Vietnamese is still one of the most commonly used languages with more than 67.8 million speakers.

Munich, Vienna, & Vaduz

Another common language with more than 78.1 million speakers worldwide, Germany is the official language of many countries. Obviously, on this list, you'll find Germany, but you'll also find the countries of Austria, Switzerland, and Luxembourg.

Sydney, Glasgow, & Nairobi

With more than 335 million speakers in the world, English is the third most commonly used language. The official language of many countries, as well as the language of higher education in others, you'll hear the language in the United States, Canada, the U.K., a few African countries, such as Kenya and Nigeria, and islands in the Caribbean.

Mecca, Casablanca, & Beirut

The fifth most common language of the world, Arabic can be heard in many countries. With more than 242 million speakers, the language is found in the countries of Egypt, Israel, Iraq, and more.

Shanghai, Hong Kong, & Tianjin

The highest spoken language in the world, Chinese can be broken down into different dialects which include Mandarin and Cantonese. With more than 848 million speakers, you'll find the language mostly in China and in other countries, such as Taiwan and Singapore.

Tokyo, Osaka, Sapporo

Although mostly found within the confines of its own nation, Japanese has more than 128 million speakers. While you'll find it used on the mainland and many islands of Japan, you'll also hear it on the small island of Palau.

Warsw, Kiev, & Prague

Although not included in the top 10, there are still many Polish-speaking natives of the world. With more than 39 million people, you'll find the language being used in Poland, the Ukraine, the Czech Republic, and more.

Lagos, Johannesburg, & Los Angeles

With more than 335 million speakers in the world, English is the third most commonly used language. The official language of many countries, as well as the language of higher education in others, you'll hear the language in the United States, Canada, the U.K., a few African countries, such as Kenya and Nigeria, and islands in the Caribbean.

Bursa, Limassol, & Skopje

Another commonly used language, Turkish has more than 70.9 million speakers around the world. The language can most commonly be heard within the confines of Turkey, but you'll also hear it used by natives in countries such as Cyprus, Macedonia, Greece, and Kosovo.

Caracas, Mexico City, & Madrid

Spanish is the second most widely used language in the world. Spoken in countries from Puerto Rico to the Dominican Republic to Spain, there are more than 399 million speakers across the world.

Paris, Monte Carlo, & Goma

With more than 75.9 million speakers, French can most commonly be found in France. You'll also find the language used officially in the Quebec province of Canada as well as countries like Haiti, Senegal, Monaco, and Morocco.

Porto, Sao Paulo, & Bata

Portuguese can be found in the top 10 most common languages around the world. With more than 203 million speakers, you'll find natives speaking Portuguese in Portugal, Brazil, Angola, and more.

Saint Petersburg, Astana, & Bishkek

Found within the top 15 of most commonly spoken languages, Russian can most obviously be heard in Russia. With more than 166 million speakers, you'll also hear the language most commonly used in countries like Belarus, Kazakhstan, and Kyrgyzstan.

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