The UK is the worst country in Europe at learning other languages new data suggests.
As part of a vote organised for European Day of Languages, Britain was revealed to be the most monolingual country in the continent.
More than one in three (35%) chose Britain as the worst in Europe for communicating in any other language apart from their mother tongue. French citizens came second in the vote with 22 per cent, followed by Italy with eight per cent.
At the opposite end of the poll, the Netherlands was found to be the best at speaking additional languages with less than one per cent (0.3%) of people choosing the Dutch as the most monolingual nation of speakers.
Rated: Most Monolingual European Country
The data was released by language learning app Memrise, who have also compiled and launched the world's largest video dictionary.
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