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Among the different languages of the world, English is the most widely spoken and written language. Today, English occupies the prestigious place of an International language. It is utilized by the largest number of the people of many nations in all the five continents in the world.
Most words in English have several meanings. This can be an advantage for learners as you can convey different meanings using the same word in a different context. On the other hand this might cause confusion, especially for beginners.
The English language contains a lot of homophones. These are words that have the same pronunciation but are spelled differently. Of course they have different meanings.
Examples: meet/meat/, by/buy/bye, son/sun, waste/waist, through/threw, write/right, our/hour, then/than, here/hear.
In English all nouns are spelled with small letters. Exceptions are:
French is the official language of France and it is also spoken in Monaco, Luxembourg, some parts of Belgium and Switzerland, in the Canadian province of Québec, parts of North and Central Africa, Vietnam, Cambodia, Madagascar and the French Overseas Departments and Territories.
Over 200 million people speak French as either a first or second language. French is an Indo-European language and part of the Romance family, along with Spanish and Italian.
French is written using the 26 letters of the Latin alphabet, plus the letters with diacritics: é (acute accent) è à ù (grave accent), ç (cedilla), â ê î ô û (circumflex), ë ï ü (diaeresis). French words are notorious for being pronounced and spelled differently. This is because of the large number of silent letters.
German is spoken by about 95 million people worldwide, and is the official language of Germany, Austria and parts of Switzerland. It probably ranks sixth in number of native speakers among the languages of the world (after Chinese, English, Hindi-Urdu, Spanish and Russian). German is widely studied as a foreign language. English and German both belong to the Germanic branch of the Indo-European language family. Since they are so closely related, they share many features. German is an inflected language. In contrast to Latin, the inflection sometimes affects not only the word ending but also its stem, making declension and conjugation slightly more difficult. In the German orthography all nouns and most words that take the syntactical function of nouns are capitalized.
The German alphabet contains the same 26 letters as the English alphabet, plus the umlauted letters: ä, ö, ü, and the ß.
Japan may not be the best in the world when it comes to speaking English, but it remains a pioneer in developing cutting-edge translation technology.
With the 2020 Tokyo Olympics approaching, the nation is once again plotting to surprise the world, this time with high-quality, real-time machine translation systems.
Public and private institutions are working eagerly to develop and upgrade the technology so it can easily be used by tourists, whose numbers are growing sharply
There is nothing especially novel about machine translation, a technology that reaches back to 1951, when a team from IBM and Georgetown University first demonstrated a computer’s ability to translate short phrases from English into Russian. In 63 years, the machines involved in machine translation have evolved. What a warehouse-sized computer could do in 1951, a laptop can do even better today.