Most-Used Emoji In Different Languages Reveal That Some Stereotypes Might Be True

Not to stereotype, but...

The guys behind the SwiftKey Cloud, a mobile app founded in the UK, analyzed more than one billion "emoji data" to find out what were the most common emoji used amongst speakers of 16 different languages across the globe.

We hate to stereotype, but you really have to see the results for yourself. 

In France, for instance, people like to keep it romantic 💋‍, while American girls love their mani-pedi ðŸ’….  Scroll down to see all the results of the study.


French are all about love, not smiling. Oui oui.

According to the study, French people use four times more heart emoji than any other country out of the 16 analyzed. It's also the only language where the 'smiley' is not the most commonly used emoji. 

Yep. When in France: less smiling and more loving 💞.

In Australia, it's all about partying.

Australians use twice as many alcohol themed emoji â€” be it beer, wine or cocktails — as other countries. Cheers, mates!

They also lead in using the junk food emoji. Just taking a wild guess here, but this might be related to that post-booze hangover ðŸ»ðŸŸ.

And the winner of being absolutely random is.... The United States of America.

Americans are taking the lead when it comes to using all sorts of random emoji — skulls, fire, meat and female-oriented ones ðŸ’…, the study reveals

You name it, Americans will bring it.

Canadians like to keep it naughty.

Canadians might seem innocent, but they score the highest in what the study classifies as "raunchy" emoji â€” be it the eggplant 🍆, peach 🍑 or raised fist âœŠ. They use these twice as often as people in other countries.

Arabic speakers are really into nature.

Flowers, plants, fruits 🌵🍀🌸. You name it. Arabic speakers love everything nature related. 

In fact, they use four times more flower and plant emoji than the average in other countries. 

Spanish speakers are keeping it real.

Texters in Spain love to party ðŸŽ‰ðŸ¸. Meanwhile, in Latin America, bebés are one of the top priorities ðŸ‘¶.

Spanish speakers in the US win at using sad faces. No es bueno ðŸ˜•.

It's cold In Russia, so Russians like to keep it romantic.

Russians send three times more romance-themed emoji than average. Another leading category — perhaps not surprisingly — is cold weather â›„️. Well... In all fairness, everyone likes to cuddle when it's cold outside.

Now, which emoji do you use most often?

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(H/T: Time)


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