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Countries

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

Total No. Of Countries
33
2
32
3

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

Second Language
India, Nigeria, Pakistan, Singapore
Africa, Canada

Speaking Continents
Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, North America, Oceania, South America
Africa, Australia, Europe, North America, Oceania, Pacific, South America

Minority Language
South Africa
Brazil, Cambodia, United States of America, Vietnam

Regulated By
Not Available
Académie française (French Academy), Office québécois de la langue française

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.

Similar To
Not Available
Italian Language

Derived From
Latin
Latin

Alphabets

Alphabets in
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Alphabets
26
8
26
8
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Phonology

How Many Vowels
5
3
6
4

How Many Consonants
21
11
20
10

Scripts
Latin
Latin

Writing Direction
Left-To-Right, Horizontal
Left-To-Right, Horizontal

Hard to Learn

Language Levels
7
6
6
5
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Time Taken to Learn
6 weeks
3
24 weeks
6
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Greetings

Hello
Hello
bonjour

Thank You
Thank you
Merci

How Are You?
How are you?
Comment allez-vous?

Good Night
Good Night
bonne Nuit

Good Evening
Good Evening
bonsoir

Good Afternoon
Good Afternoon
bon Après-Midi

Good Morning
Good Morning
Bonjour

Please
Please
S'il vous plaît

Sorry
Sorry
désolé

Bye
Bye
au revoir

I Love You
I love you
Je t'aime

Excuse Me
Excuse Me
Excuse Moi

Dialects

Dialect 1
American English
Quebec French

Where They Speak
United States of America
New Brunswick, New England, Ontario, Quebec, Western Canada

How Many People Speak
225,000,000.00
3
6,200,000.00
15

Dialect 2
Hiberno-English
African French

Where They Speak
Republic of Ireland, United Kingdom
Africa

How Many People Speak
4,500,000.00
15
Not Available

Dialect 3
Welsh English
Swiss French

Where They Speak
United Kingdom
Northeast France, Switzerland

How Many People Speak
2,500,000.00
14
1,800,000.00
16

Total No. Of Dialects
188
35
25
22
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How Many People Speak

How Many People Speak?
1,200.00 million
1
163.00 million
11

Speaking Population
5.43 %
4
1.12 %
17
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Native Speakers
400.00 million
3
76.00 million
13
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Second Language Speakers
400.00 million
1
87.00 million
10

Native Name
English
français

Alternative Names
Not Available
Français

French Name
anglais
français

German Name
Englisch
Französisch

Pronunciation
/ˈɪŋɡlɪʃ/
[fʁɑ̃sɛ]

Ethnicity
Not Available
Not Available

History

Origin
5th Century AD
9th Century

Language Family
Indo-European Family
Indo-European Family

Subgroup
Not Available
Romance

Branch
Not Available
Not Available

Language Forms

Early Forms
Old English, Middle English, Early Modern English and English
Old French, Middle French and French

Standard Forms
Standard English
Standard French

Language Position
3
3
13
12

Signed Forms
Signed English
le Français Signé (Signed French, France)

Scope
Individual
Individual

Code

ISO 639 1
en
fr

ISO 639 2

ISO 639 2/T
eng
fra

ISO 639 2/B
eng
fre

ISO 639 3
eng
fra

ISO 639 6
engs
fras

Glottocode
stan1293
stan1290

Linguasphere
52-ABA
51-AAA-i

Types of Language

Language Type
Living
Living

Language Linguistic Typology
Subject-Verb-Object
Subject-Verb-Object

Language Morphological Typology
Analytic, Fusional, Isolating, Synthetic
Fusional, 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.