Our translation agency accepts translations from English to Latvian every day and vice versa. English is the 2nd most popular language in the world, the number of users reaches 983 million people. English translations are also the most popular in our translation agency too.
English is the most taught language in the world and it is used in at least 54 countries. It belongs to the Germanic languages and it is related to German, Dutch and Frisian language. The development of English language can be divided into several stages: Old English, Middle English, Early Modern English and Late Modern English. In each of the stages English was influenced by many other languages, for example, Celtic and Latin in the earliest stage and by French in the middle stage.
In modern days English has many variations. For example, because of North American colonization emerged American English. There are some words that the Brits call “Americanisms”, even though these are originally British English words that were preserved in colonies, while lost their meaning in England. Other English variation include Australian English, New Zealand English, Canadian English, Indian English, South African English, etc.
English is very rich language with at least 250 thousand words.
Did you know that “Pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis” (a type of lung disease caused by inhaling ash and dust) is the longest word and “I” is the shortest and most commonly used one?