The two official languages are Belarusian and Russian. Both languages are members of the Slavic language family and are closely related, with numerous similarities between them. Russian is the most commonly spoken language in the country. According to the official census of 2009, 53.2 percent of Belarusian people regarded Belarusian to be their native language, and 23 percent spoke it at home most of the time. Others are fluent in Russian. Without any Russian or Belarussian, it will be tough to get by.
Polish is spoken in the western portions of the country, particularly near Grodno. However, the majority of local Poles speak their own dialect, which is based on Belarusian and contains just a few Polish words and sounds.
English, on the other hand, is not commonly spoken in Belarus, although its usage is growing. Younger individuals often speak English well, while elderly ones do not.