Top Ten Translation Languages

Top Ten Most Requested Languages For Translation

Occasionally we’ve been asked by business clients, “What languages should we translate our material into?” The answer to the question depends on a number of factors, such as the business objectives of a particular organization. It’s not really a question a translation company can answer for a client.

We can cite the most frequently requested languages for translation we receive. Here they are!

Our top 10 most requested languages requested for translation are (in no particular order):

1) Spanish: 527 million speakers

2) French: 229 million speakers

3) Portuguese: 229 million speakers

4) German: 129 million speakers

5) Russian: 267 million speakers

6) Arabic: 422 million speakers

7) Chinese: 1 billion speakers

8) Italian: 66 million speakers

9) Japanese: 129 million speakers

10) Korean: 77 million speakers


Number of speakers source data see Ethnologue (2017 20th edition)


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