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French Language

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French Countries

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

Total No. Of Countries
32
3

National Language
France

Second Language
Africa, Canada

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

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

Regulated By
Académie française (French Academy), Office québécois de la langue française

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.

Similar To
Italian Language

Derived From
Latin

French Alphabets

Alphabets in French
French-Alphabets.jpg#200

Alphabets
26
8
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French Phonology

How Many Vowels
6
4

How Many Consonants
20
10

French Scripts
Latin
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French Writing Direction
Left-To-Right, Horizontal

Hard to Learn

Language Levels
6
5
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Time Taken to Learn
24 weeks
6
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French Greetings

Hello
bonjour

Thank You
Merci

How Are You?
Comment allez-vous?

Good Night
bonne Nuit

Good Evening
bonsoir

Good Afternoon
bon Après-Midi

Good Morning
Bonjour

Please
S'il vous plaît

Sorry
désolé

Bye
au revoir

I Love You
Je t'aime

Excuse Me
Excuse Moi

French Dialects

Dialect 1
Quebec French

Where They Speak
New Brunswick, New England, Ontario, Quebec, Western Canada

How Many People Speak
6,200,000.00
15

Dialect 2
African French

Where They Speak
Africa

How Many People Speak
Not Available

Dialect 3
Swiss French

Where They Speak
Northeast France, Switzerland

How Many People Speak
1,800,000.00
16

Total No. Of Dialects
25
22
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How Many People Speak French?

How Many People Speak?
163.00 million
11

Speaking Population
1.12 %
17
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Native Speakers
76.00 million
13
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Second Language Speakers
87.00 million
10

Native Name
français

Alternative Names
Français

French Name
français

German Name
Französisch

Pronunciation
[fʁɑ̃sɛ]

Ethnicity
Not Available

French History

Origin
9th Century

Language Family
Indo-European Family

Subgroup
Romance

Branch
Not Available

Language Forms

Early Forms
Old French, Middle French and French

Standard Forms
Standard French

Language Position
13
12

Signed Forms
le Français Signé (Signed French, France)

Scope
Individual

French Code

ISO 639 1
fr

ISO 639 2

ISO 639 2/T
fra

ISO 639 2/B
fre

ISO 639 3
fra

ISO 639 6
fras

Glottocode
stan1290

Linguasphere
51-AAA-i

Types of Language

Language Type
Living

Language Linguistic Typology
Subject-Verb-Object

Language Morphological Typology
Fusional, 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.