Speaking in tongues

first_imgA Eurostat poll shows 15% of the EU population can be understood in French and 9% in German. But across the continent, the most widely-understood language is Russian at 35%, with English coming in at 28%, German at 20% and French at 17%.The most multilingual nations are Belgium, Holland and Luxembourg. The least useful languages? Portuguese, Greek and Finnish – except, presumably, in Portugal, Greece and Finland.last_img