Is french a common language?
French is the seventh most spoken language in the world with approximately 265-270 million speakers worldwide. According to a project led by the a French research project, in 2050 approximately seventy percent of the world will understand, if not speak, French.
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"What countries have french as a com..." . Definitley Canada, because of Quebec, but I'm not sure if there are any others.. -french_speaker124. "What countries have french as a com..." . Definitley Canada, because of Quebec, but I'm not sure if there are any others.. -french_speaker124. "W…hat countries have french as a com..." . Definitley Canada, because of Quebec, but I'm not sure if there are any others.. -french_speaker124 (MORE)
Answer #1 . French, I guess.. Answer #2 . The French language may be known as the language of the Academie Francaise , which defines the standards of correct, educated French. It may be known as the language of the arts , due to the dance discipline of ballet. It may be known as the language of… colonialism and conquest , due to French settlements on the African, American and Asian continents; and on Caribbean and Pacific islands. At the same time, it may be known as the language of diplomacy , government , and politics due to the historic support of the French to the revolutions in the United States of America, and in France. It may be known as the language of education and research due to its famous universities, such as the Sorbonne of Paris and the Universite d'Aix-en-Provence; and to its inquiring tradition that led to the deciphering of the hieroglyphics of ancient, pharaonic Egypt. It may be known as the language of entertainment due to French involvement in film, music, and theater. It may be known as the language of expression and romance , due to the charm of its cityscapes and countrysides. It may be known as the language of fine dining , due to French cheese, desserts, drinks, and fish and meat dishes. It may be known as the language of the medieval troubadours , who were the traveling singers of the Middle Ages. It may be known as the language of science and technology , due to the respective contributions of Pierre [May 15, 1859-April 19, 1906] and Maria Sklodowska [November 7, 1867-July 4, 1934] Curie and of Louis Pasteur [December 27, 1822-September 28, 1895] to radiation and to pasteurization. (MORE)
Not sure about the book, but you can get free French signs by going to:. http://ufr6.univ-paris8.fr/desshandi/supl/projets/site_lsf/dico_lsf/thematique.php. or. http://www.websourd.org
There are a number of fast courses you can take. In addition to those, on order to learn the language faster, it's a good idea to:. read books (that you already know in English) . watch French films -- in the original language, and, after a while, without subs as well . listen to the radio in F…rench . work daily without fail; half an hour minimum; . practice writing short sentences; . find someone to talk to to improve your grasp of the language . A big no-no: chat rooms -- they're full of teenagers who haven't the slightest clue as to how to spell correctly. You can learn some slang from them, but not the French language. Learning a language isn't the same for everyone. Some need to put a lot of effort into it, and to others it's a lot easier. There is no magic recipe. Except the three P's: practice, practice, practice. (MORE)
When I took French in high school, I recall the teacher telling us, No wonder it's called the language of love. Many of the pronunciations require you to pucker your lips, which would in a sense be like kissing.. Answer 2: . I'm French so I dont know but I have friends English speaker who told me …that it's the nasal vowels that sound very nice to them, the pronunciation is romantic, the intonation is very pleasing too, a very 'lippy' language. Meaning that you really have to stick your lips out to make the right sounds. And an unique way of expressing love . Visit France then you'll know why, You'll find lots of love there. ( Je t'aime! Je t'aime! ) (MORE)
It is one of them- Canada's official languages are English and French. However, more people speak English. French is the predominant language in Quebec and is also widely spoken in New Brunswick. There are also other pockets of French speakers across the country.
Paris est une ville trÃ¨s belle. Elle est la capitale de la France. Les attractions touristiques sont nombreuses et comprennent la Tour Eiffel, le MusÃ©e du Louvre, etc (google translater)
Assuming by "borrow" adopt is meant, never. Beginning with the Norman Conquest in 1066, a Germanic-influenced form of Old French, called Norman French became the official language of England although Latin was used in law and in ecclesiastical circles. This led to the eventual emergence of Modern En…glish, which has many French words and uses some French grammar, but it has to be remembered that English has borrowed words from many languages, and French words in English use have come into the language at different times and from different dialects. Answer The English borrowed French for a short time, but gave it back. (MORE)
German is consider to be the language of science.. Some also claim that it is the language that poetry is best expressed.. And Germans call it the language of poets and thinkers.. Where as French is considered to be a Romantic language; German is considered to be a Gothic language.
English and French are common languages in most African nations because of British and French colonization. Hundreds of languages were and still are spoken in African countries and European colonizers decided to unify people through a common language which was their's. British colonies, concentrated… in Southern Africa such as South Africa, Kenya, and Uganda have English as their main official languages while former French colonies, usually concentrated in the Northwest and Central Africa, such as Algeria, Congo, and Rwanda have French as an official language. (MORE)
la langue de la langue franÃ§aise In English we do not say "the language of French." We say the "language of France," or the "French language." L a langue franÃ§aise, in either case.
La langue franÃ§aise (because the word "language" is feminine). FranÃ§aise is the feminine form, and if you're describing a masculine noun, the adjective would be franÃ§ais , without the "e". If you simply want to say "I speak French", you would say "Je parle franÃ§ais". If you are a… male, "I am French" would be "Je suis franÃ§ais". For a female, "Je suis franÃ§ais e ". (Notice that in French, adjectives referring to nationality are NOT capitalized as they are in English). (MORE)
There are 3 different ways of saying 'your' in French:. . If the object (not person) you're talking about is masculine, you say 'ton'. For example, "J'aime ton livre" (I like your book). It doesn't matter whether the person you're talking to it male or female, it only depends on the object.. . If …the object (not person) you're talking about is feminine, you say 'ta'. For example, "J'aime ta maison" (I like your house). 'maison' is feminine and therefore you say 'ta'. . If the object you are talking about is plural (there is more than one of it/them), you say 'tes'. For example, "J'aime tes cheveux" (I like your hair). (MORE)
franÃ§ais(e) ------------------------- franÃ§ais (masculine) franÃ§aise (feminine) in french you pronounce words differently depending on if you're a boy or girl or speaking to a group of people
When the Normans came to England in the Eleventh Century, French became the dominant language in the courts of England and elsewhere. Eventually it merged with the pre-existing English. Hence modern English has many words derived from Frenh.
yes it surely is! It is spoken in the country France, located in Europe. I(sgm3) actually speak it quite fluently as well as Spanish.
The long version is "Il n'y a pas de problÃ¨me" (or "ce n'est pas un problÃ¨me") but you could also say "Pas de problÃ¨me"
Date (a meeting of two people): rendez vouz (pronounced ron-day-vu) Date (i.e. The date today is...): date (pronounced dawt)
The translation of " kiss me" in French is: " Emrasser Moi". I know so because I have a kit to learn French and it comes with 2 CDs, and a book to follow along.
the first written document said to be in French is the "Serments de Strasbourg". The Oaths of Strasbourg date from 842.
French Canadians speak French and English, though their French is a dialect specific to Canada.
1. The vocabulary includes many words of Slavic origin. 2. Many words are much more similar to their Italian counterparts. 3. The grammar is totally different, unlike that of French, Italian or Spanish.
The simple answer is 'avec', but beware ! With is often used idiomatically in english, and so it is in french. e.g. Coffee with milk is 'cafe au lait'.
Of course. With a diploma of French language, a foreigner can easily get a job in China as a foreign language teacher. What's more, with the development of the cooperative relationship of China-Africa, there is a great demand for the teachers in university for those students who want to make big mon…ey in Africa. Whether you enter a university or a vocational school, you can find a job. (MORE)
Togo was one of the African countries that some time in the past were invaded and then dominated (in this case, as a part of "Golden Coast", in Western Africa) by French (first by Germans), until it could get independence (in 1960 only!!!); so folks there were obliged to learn how to speak French, o…therwise they would be completely excluded (as some perhaps still are), so that that European way of speaking became its official language up to now, besides several African others, some mixed or having distinct dialects - none of these being official, only French! (MORE)
It wasn't written by a specific person. It is a descendant of the Latin language of the Roman Empire.
because Vietnam was a French colony and the Vietnamese population at the time was forced to learn and speak French. Even though the French are gone now a lot of French historical monuments remain. Most of the people of the now grand-parent generation speak French. The signs on the bus in Hanoi are s…till in French. However, French is loosing its popularity at the expense of English. (MORE)
French children are first taught French. The first foreign language is English, then Spanish, then German.
There is no real way to tell which one is older. They are most likely very close in age.
French is a Romance Language that is derived from Latin. It is a mix of Latin and the various local, native languages that were in existence in France at that time of the Roman Empire.
French is a Romance language, and is one of the many derived from Latin (the language spoken in the Roman Empire).
They both derive from Latin so are very similar like all other languages in Europe but I think Spanish is more similar to French than Italian.
yes it is a great language to learn better than spanish hehe but it is.... bonjour
No one introduced it. It evolved over centuries in France, and then was exported via colonization.
By the 18th century, French was the language of diplomacy and was used in most matters of European foreign affairs. The Russian aristocracy did not identify with the Russian peasantry and the 'vulgar' Russian that the lower class used. They fancied themselves equal to the modern and classy people in… France. (MORE)
its a lovely language not anyone can speak French. It stems mostly from Latin so the structure is a bit complicated (like it is in Spanish, Portuguese, or Italian) but it also gave many words to English, and has absorbed a number of Germanic words that also went into English, so the vocabulary is re…latively easy. All in all it should be simpler to learn than German. (MORE)
Before the Roman Empire, the Gauls lives in the area where we find France right now. The Gauls spoke Gallic. Then, the Romans conquered the Gauls, and forced them to speak Latin. This became a local accent, the so-called Gallo-Roman. After the Roman Empire, the Franks conquered the area, and t…hese Franks had had a big influence on the language of the French people, but still their language was Old French (ancien franÃ§ais). From the Roman Empire until around 1800, there were a lot of changes of accent (nowadays, the accent is on the last syllabe), and very much changes of voyelles. Since around 1800, the language hasn't changed that much, and since then, we call it Modern French. (MORE)
The most common first language, or mother tongue, is Mandarin Chinese. Around a billion people speak it as a first language, most of them situated in China and Taiwan. This language also has the highest number of total speakers, that's is, including people that speak it as a second or third language…. The most geographically widespread native language is probably Spanish, which is the everyday language in over 20 countries on four continents. (MORE)
English is not directly descended from French, but it is heavilyinfluenced by it. French is a romance language, meaning is is adirect descendent of Latin, the language of ancient Rome. English,on the other hand is a Germanic language, related to German, Dutch,and the Scandinavian languages. In 1066,… a Norman French armyinvaded and conquered England. Over the next few centuries, the OldEnglish spoken by the lower class was heavily influenced by theFrench-speaking rulers. As much as 60% of modern English vocabularyis traced to this French influence. However, the structure ofEnglish remained Germanic. (MORE)
No natural language ever really starts or ends, it only changes. Like most Western languages, French took a more permanent, less fluctuant form with the emergence of the first printing presses, in the sixteenth century.
Yes and no. It's the language of the Roman Empire (Latin) slightly modified by the original inhabitants (the Gauls) and considerably modified by later invaders, especially the Franks, who came from Germany.
I would say "Comment s'est passÃ© ta journÃ©e?" or (more informally) "Ãa va, ta journÃ©e?"
Yes. The Romance Languages are the modern descendants of Latin, the language of Rome, whence the word "Romance."
The development of the English language comes from many sources. There are many English words that are French. An example of this is the word "beef". After 1066 when William ( who was French) conquered England all of the kings and nobility only spoke French ( the queens menus today are still only in… French) while the common man spoke a form of old English. The Vikings also added words to English ( many names of things/places are Norse even today) and there is a German influence, but the French remains the most dominate in English. (MORE)
French and English are very different languages, but they are both categorized as "romance languages" or "latin-based languages so there are quite a few words in both langauges that are based on the same roots. Many french words are spelled the same as english words, but pronounced differently. … Typically if you speak one of these languages the other should be fairly easy to learn, as compared to a language with a different base, such as Chinese. But people who speak only English won't be able to understand a French speaker, or vice versa, with some learning of the other language (in other words, they are not just dialects of the same language). English is not a Latin based (romance) language. It is Germanic, replacing the existing Celtic (Welsh) language following the Anglo-Saxon invasions. That Celtic was also a consequence of even earlier Celtic settlement. It does use quite a lot of French-origin words as a result of the Norman Conquest. French and English are both "Indo-European" because they both follow many common attributes of many Languages of India and Europe. (MORE)
French language is based on Latin, but was also noticeably influenced by Germanic dialects (The Franks who gave their name to France were a northern Germanic tribe). Occasionnally, some words were adopted from local dialects and languages (Breton, Flemish, Occitan, ...) or foreign languages (Arabic,… English, Italian, Spanish, German, etc..). (MORE)
Royaume-uni : United Kngdom Allemagne : Germany Espagne : Spain Portugal : Portugal Pays-bas : Netherlands Belgique : Belgium Italie : Italy Bulgarie : Bulgary Autriche : Austria Luxembourg : Luxemburger Lichenstein : Lichenstein Irelande : Ireland GrÃ¨ce : Greece sLovens…ko : Slovakia Pologne : Poland Finlande : Finland SuÃ¨de : Sweden RÃ©publique TchÃ¨que : Czech republic Slovenie : Slovenia (MORE)
Lot of words are the same in french and spanish language. These two languages have the same root : the latin language. But a french and a spanish can't understand each other because words are modified, conjugation is not the same... Exemple : Yo vivo en una casa de mÃ¡s de treinta aÃ±os. Je vi…s dans une maison depuis plus de trente ans. (I live in a house since thirty years) (MORE)
Just some words come from Gaul, like car in English or char inFrench, French language is mainly a Latin language
Answer 1 French and Canadian-French are not really different. A few wordsmay be different, sometimes because they fell out of use inmainland France. But a Canadian visiting Paris will only be noticedby his accent (as would also French people from Northern France orfrom Marseilles). Answer 2 Cana…dian French has strong dialectic differences from French usedelsewhere. While the dialects are mutually intelligible, manyFrench-speakers, especially those who learned French as a secondlanguage, find it difficult to understand Canadian French and jokethat Canadians have invented a new language. (MORE)