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French Language

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French speaking countries. French Countries </>
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Countries where French is an official language. Countries
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 French is official language. Total No. Of Countries
32
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3
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Countries where French is a native language. National Language
France
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Countries where French language is spoken as a non-native language. Second Language
Africa, Canada
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Continent wise French speaking countries. Speaking Continents
Africa, Australia, Europe, North America, Oceania, Pacific, South America
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Countries where small group of people speak French language. Minority Language
Brazil, Cambodia, United States of America, Vietnam
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Organization that administrates and maintains the French language. Regulated By
Académie française (French Academy), Office québécois de la langue française
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Interesting facts about French language. Interesting Facts
  • 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 language to which French is similar. Similar To
Italian Language
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The language through which French is derived from. Derived From
Latin
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Set of letters used in French language. French Alphabets </>
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Image of French alphabets. Alphabets in French
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Total number of letters used in Languages language. Alphabets
26
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8
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French phonology is the study of sounds in French language. French 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
6
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4
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Speech sound in which the air is at least partly blocked. How Many Consonants
20
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10
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Writing system used by French language. French Scripts
Latin
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The direction in which French language is written (Some languages are written in right-to-left or left-to-right direction) and this depends on scripts used. French Writing Direction
Left-To-Right, Horizontal
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Is French hard to learn? Hard to Learn
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Learning levels in Languages language to become proficient. French Language Levels
6
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5
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Time required to learn Languages language. Time Taken to Learn
24 weeks
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6
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Basic useful phrases in French Language. French Greetings </>
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HELLO in French. Hello
bonjour
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THANK YOU in French. Thank You
Merci
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HOW ARE YOU? in French. How Are You?
Comment allez-vous?
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GOOD NIGHT in French. Good Night
bonne Nuit
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GOOD EVENING in French. Good Evening
bonsoir
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GOOD AFTERNOON in French. Good Afternoon
bon Après-Midi
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GOOD MORNING in French. Good Morning
Bonjour
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PLEASE in French. Please
S'il vous plaît
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SORRY in French. Sorry
désolé
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BYE in French. Bye
au revoir
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I LOVE YOU in French. I Love You
Je t'aime
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EXCUSE ME in French. Excuse Me
Excuse Moi
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Forms of language which belongs to specific region or group of people. French Dialects </>
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Variety of French language. Dialect 1
Quebec French
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Dialect 1 speaking regions. Where They Speak
New Brunswick, New England, Ontario, Quebec, Western Canada
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Dialect 1 speaking population. How Many People Speak
6,200,000.00
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15
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Variety of French language. Dialect 2
African French
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Dialect 2 speaking regions. Where They Speak
Africa
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Variety of French language. Dialect 3
Swiss French
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Dialect 3 speaking regions. Where They Speak
Northeast France, Switzerland
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Dialect 3 speaking population. How Many People Speak
1,800,000.00
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16
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Total number of dialects used in Languages language. Total No. Of Dialects
25
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22
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Total count of people speaking French language. How Many People Speak French? </>
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Total count of people speaking Languages language in the world. How Many People Speak?
163.00 million
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11
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Total percentage of world population speaking Languages language. Speaking Population
1.12 %
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17
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Total count of people speaking Languages as first language or mother tongue. Native Speakers
76.00 million
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13
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Number of people speaking French as second language or as non-native language. Second Language Speakers
87.00 million
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10
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Local name of French language in it’s own script. Native Name
français
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Alias or other names of French Language. Alternative Names
Français
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Name of French in French Language. French Name
français
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Name of French in German Language. German Name
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
[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
Not Available
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History of French language. French History </>
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Evolution period of French language. Origin
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
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Language Family is divided into branches and further branches are divided into groups called subgroups. Subgroup
Romance
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Language Family is divided into smaller units called as branch. Branch
Not Available
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There are three forms of language. Language Forms
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Development stages of French language in it’s earlier period. Early Forms
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 French
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Rank of French language based on total number of native speakers. French Language Position
13
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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
le Français Signé (Signed French, France)
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Scope of French language Scope
Individual
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French language code. French Code </>
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International standard for language code is an abbreviation of French language which is represented by two letters. ISO 639 1
fr
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International standard for language code is an abbreviation of French 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 French language. ISO 639 2/T
fra
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ISO 639 2/B is bibliographic ISO 639 2 code of French language. ISO 639 2/B
fre
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International standard for language code is an abbreviation of French language which is represented by three letters. ISO 639 3
fra
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International standard for language code is an abbreviation of French language which is represented by four letters. ISO 639 6
fras
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Comprehensive list of families, languages, dialects that is unique identifier code consisting of four letters and four digits. Glottocode
stan1290
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Two digits + one to six letters code is the linguasphere of French language. Linguasphere
51-AAA-i
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Types of French Language. Types of Language
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Type of French language. Language Type
Living
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French Linguistic typology is study and classification of languages based on common structural features and forms. Language Linguistic Typology
Subject-Verb-Object
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French Morphological Typology is classification of languages based on how languages form words by combining morphemes. Language Morphological Typology
Fusional and Synthetic

Origin of French language

In order to communicate with each other, the origin of language was the essential part. Various languages are spoken all over the world. French language is one of the Most Spoken Languages. The origin of French language states that it was put to use in 9th Century. The history of French language reveals that the language is old and used since many years. Check out in brief about French Language History. The evolution of French language began with early forms such as Old French, Middle French and French. Standard French is the standard form of French language and it is used in government centers. Know all About French Language.

French population

French population gives us the total count of number of people speaking French language. French language is spoken by 163.00 million people in the world. Most of the French population lies in the French Speaking Countries. French language is spoken as first language by 76.00 million people and as second language by about 87.00 million people. Get to know French speaking population in detail.

French writing system

There are numerous writing systems but most widely used scripts are Latin, Cyrillic and Arabic. French writing system decides the alphabets, vowels and consonants i.e. the written form of French language. Some languages share common writing systems. Latin script is used by French language. Learn more about . 

Information about French language

Check out all the information about French language here. You may find it interesting to learn French Alphabets or the vowels and consonants of this language. Also knowing about French Speaking Countries, French speaking continents and French Dialects will help in improving your knowledge about this language. Also while travelling to French countries knowing common French Greetings will help you in communicating with French people.