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English and French speaking countries. Countries </>
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Countries where English and French is an official language. Countries
Barbados, Belize, Botswana, Cameroon, Canada, Dominica, Fiji, Ghana, India, Ireland, Jamaica, Kenya, Malta, Mauritius, Micronesia, Nigeria, Pakistan, Philippines, Rwanda, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Samoa, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Somaliland, South Africa, South Sudan, Sudan, Tanzania, Trinidad and Tobago, Uganda, United Kingdom, Zambia, Zimbabwe
Belgium, Benin, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Canada, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Congo, Cote d'Ivoire, Djibouti, Equatorial Guinea, France, Gabon, Guernesey, Guinea, Haiti, Italy, Jersey, Luxembourg, Madagascar, Mali, Mauritius, Monaco, Niger, Rwanda, Senegal, Seychelles, Switzerland, Togo, Vanuatu
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Total count of countries where English and French is official language. Total No. Of Countries
33
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32
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Countries where English and French is a native language. National Language
Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Bermuda, Cayman Islands, Gibraltar, Grenada, Guam, Guyana, Jersey, Montserrat, Nauru, Singapore, Trinidad and Tobago, United Kingdom, United States of America
France
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Countries where English and French languages are spoken as a non-native language. Second Language
India, Nigeria, Pakistan, Singapore
Africa, Canada
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Continent wise English and French speaking countries. Speaking Continents
Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, North America, Oceania, South America
Africa, Australia, Europe, North America, Oceania, Pacific, South America
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Countries where small group of people speak English and French languages. Minority Language
South Africa
Brazil, Cambodia, United States of America, Vietnam
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Organizations that administrates and maintains the English and French languages. Regulated By
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Académie française (French Academy), Office québécois de la langue française
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Interesting facts about English and French languages. Interesting Facts
  • Most of the English words begin with the letter S than any other letter.
  • English is third most commonly spoken language in the world.
  • French is the only language, with English, that is taught in every country of the world.
  • French is the top language in Culinary Scene.
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The languages to which English and French are similar. Similar To
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Italian Language
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The language through which English and French are derived from. Derived From
Latin
Latin
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Set of letters used in English and French languages. Alphabets </>
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Image of English and French alphabets. Alphabets in
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Total number of letters used in English and French languages. Alphabets
26
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26
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Phonology is the study of sounds in language. Phonology
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Speech sound produced when breath flows out through human mouth without being blocked by the teeth, tongue or lips. How Many Vowels
5
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6
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Speech sound in which the air is at least partly blocked. How Many Consonants
21
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20
10
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Writing system used by English and French languages. Scripts
Latin
Latin
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The direction in which English and French languages are written (Some languages are written in right-to-left or left-to-right direction) and this depends on scripts used. Writing Direction
Left-To-Right, Horizontal
Left-To-Right, Horizontal
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Is English and French hard to learn? Hard to Learn
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Learning levels in English and French languages to become proficient. Language Levels
7
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6
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Time required to learn English and French languages. Time Taken to Learn
6 weeks
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24 weeks
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Basic useful phrases in English and French Languages. Greetings </>
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HELLO in English and French. Hello
Hello
bonjour
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THANK YOU in English and French. Thank You
Thank you
Merci
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HOW ARE YOU? in English and French. How Are You?
How are you?
Comment allez-vous?
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GOOD NIGHT in English and French. Good Night
Good Night
bonne Nuit
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GOOD EVENING in English and French. Good Evening
Good Evening
bonsoir
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GOOD AFTERNOON in English and French. Good Afternoon
Good Afternoon
bon Après-Midi
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GOOD MORNING in English and French. Good Morning
Good Morning
Bonjour
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PLEASE in English and French. Please
Please
S'il vous plaît
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SORRY in English and French. Sorry
Sorry
désolé
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BYE in English and French. Bye
Bye
au revoir
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I LOVE YOU in English and French. I Love You
I love you
Je t'aime
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EXCUSE ME in English and French. Excuse Me
Excuse Me
Excuse Moi
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Forms of language which belongs to specific region or group of people. Dialects </>
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Varieties of English and French languages. Dialect 1
American English
Quebec French
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Dialect 1 speaking regions. Where They Speak
United States of America
New Brunswick, New England, Ontario, Quebec, Western Canada
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Dialect 1 speaking population. How Many People Speak
225,000,000.00
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6,200,000.00
15
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Varieties of English and French languages. Dialect 2
Hiberno-English
African French
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Dialect 2 speaking regions. Where They Speak
Republic of Ireland, United Kingdom
Africa
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Dialect 2 speaking population. How Many People Speak
4,500,000.00
15
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Varieties of English and French languages. Dialect 3
Welsh English
Swiss French
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Dialect 3 speaking regions. Where They Speak
United Kingdom
Northeast France, Switzerland
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Dialect 3 speaking population. How Many People Speak
2,500,000.00
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1,800,000.00
16
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Total number of dialects used in English and French languages. Total No. Of Dialects
188
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25
22
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Total count of people speaking English and French languages. How Many People Speak </>
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Total count of people speaking English and French languages in the world. How Many People Speak?
1,200.00 million
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163.00 million
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Total percentage of world population speaking English and French languages. Speaking Population
5.43 %
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1.12 %
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Total count of people speaking English and French as first language or mother tongue. Native Speakers
400.00 million
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76.00 million
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Number of people speaking English and French as second language or as non-native language. Second Language Speakers
400.00 million
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87.00 million
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Local name of English and French languages in it’s own script. Native Name
English
français
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Alias or other names of English and French Languages. Alternative Names
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Français
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Name of English and French in French Language. French Name
anglais
français
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Name of English and French in German Language. German Name
Englisch
Französisch
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Pronunciation means the International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA) of words. IPA is an alphabetic system of phonetic script based on Latin Alphabet. Pronunciation
/ˈɪŋɡlɪʃ/
[fʁɑ̃sɛ]
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Ethnicity is category of people which belong to common ancestral, social, cultural group. Ethnic group belong to same national experience, basically an inherited status. Ethnicity
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History of English and French languages. History </>
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Evolution period of English and French languages. Origin
5th Century AD
9th Century
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Language Family is the common ancestor through which all the languages under this family are related. Language Family
Indo-European Family
Indo-European Family
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Language Family is divided into branches and further branches are divided into groups called subgroups. Subgroup
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Romance
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Language Family is divided into smaller units called as branch. Branch
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There are three forms of language. Language Forms
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Development stages of English and French languages in it’s earlier period. Early Forms
Old English, Middle English, Early Modern English and English
Old French, Middle French and French
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A standard form is a language variety that is used in governments, in media, in schools and for international communication. Standard Forms
Standard English
Standard French
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Rank of English and French languages based on total number of native speakers. Language Position
3
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13
12
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Signed forms are manually coded languages which are representation of oral languages in gesture and visual form which is signed version of oral languages. Sign languages are used by deaf communities. Signed Forms
Signed English
le Français Signé (Signed French, France)
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Scope of English and French languages Scope
Individual
Individual
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English and French languages code. Code </>
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International standard for language code is an abbreviation of language which is represented by two letters. ISO 639 1
en
fr
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International standard for language code is an abbreviation of language which is represented by three letters. ISO 639 2
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ISO 639 2/T is the terminology ISO 639 2 code of English and French languages. ISO 639 2/T
eng
fra
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ISO 639 2/B is bibliographic ISO 639 2 code of English and French languages. ISO 639 2/B
eng
fre
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International standard for language code is an abbreviation of language which is represented by three letters. ISO 639 3
eng
fra
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International standard for language code is an abbreviation of language which is represented by four letters. ISO 639 6
engs
fras
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Comprehensive list of families, languages, dialects that is unique identifier code consisting of four letters and four digits. Glottocode
stan1293
stan1290
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Two digits + one to six letters code is the linguasphere of English and French language. Linguasphere
52-ABA
51-AAA-i
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Types of English and French Languages. Types of Language
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Type of English and French languages. Language Type
Living
Living
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Linguistic typology is study and classification of languages based on common structural features and forms. Language Linguistic Typology
Subject-Verb-Object
Subject-Verb-Object
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Morphological Typology is classification of languages based on how languages form words by combining morphemes. Language Morphological Typology
Analytic, Fusional, Isolating and Synthetic
Fusional and Synthetic

English vs French Speaking Countries

There are plenty of languages spoken around the world. Every country has its own official language. Compare English vs French speaking countries, so that you will have total count of countries that speak English or French language.

  • English is spoken as a national language in: Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Bermuda, Cayman Islands, Gibraltar, Grenada, Guam, Guyana, Jersey, Montserrat, Nauru, Singapore, Trinidad and Tobago, United Kingdom, United States of America.
  • French is spoken as a national language in: France.

You will also get to know the continents where English and French speaking countries lie. Based on the number of people that speak these languages, the position of English language is 3 and position of French language is 13. Find all the information about these languages on English and French.

English vs French Language History

Comparison of English vs French language history gives us differences between origin of English and French language. History of English language states that this language originated in 5th Century AD whereas history of French language states that this language originated in 9th Century. Family of the language also forms a part of history of that language. More on language families of these languages can be found out on English and French Language History.

English and French Greetings

People around the world use different languages to interact with each other. Even if we cannot communicate fluently in any language, it will always be beneficial to know about some of the common greetings or phrases from that language. This is where English and French greetings helps you to understand basic phrases in English and French language. English word for "Hello" is Hello or French word for "Thank You" is Merci. Find more of such common English Greetings and French Greetings. These greetings will help you to be more confident when conversing with natives that speak these languages.

English vs French Difficulty

The English vs French difficulty level basically depends on the number of English Alphabets and French Alphabets. Also the number of vowels and consonants in the language plays an important role in deciding the difficulty level of that language. The important points to be considered when we compare English and French are the origin, speaking countries, language family, different greetings, speaking population of these languages. Want to know in English and French, which language is harder to learn? Time required to learn English is 6 weeks while to learn French time required is 24 weeks.