1) Bulgarians shake their heads for ‘yes’ and nod for ‘no’.
4) The Dictionary of the Dutch language is the largest dictionary in print and took 147 years to compile.
5) To the extent that it can ever be measured, many believe that English has the largest vocabulary of all the world’s languages.
6) The expression ‘to run amok’ comes from the Indonesian verb ‘amuk’ meaning ‘to run out of control, killing indiscriminately’.
9) Although considered a difficult language for Europeans to learn, Chinese has no verb tenses, meaning that there are no conjugations to practise.
10) German is known for its long compound words; one of the longest words in general use is Rindfleischetikettierungsüberwachungsaufgabenübertragungsgesetz (Law on delegation of duties for supervision of cattle marking and beef labelling) with 63 letters.