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Facts about French[edit | edit source]

French descended from the Vulgar Latin of the Roman Empire, as did all Romance languages. French evolved from Gallo-Romance, the Latin spoken in Gaul. Its closest relatives are the other langues d'oïl—languages historically. French was also influenced by native Celtic languages of Northern Roman Gaul. Today, owing to France's past overseas expansion, there are numerous French-based creole languages, most notably Haitian Creole. A French-speaking person or nation may be referred to as Francophone.

In modern terms, it is still significantly used as a diplomatic language, being an official language of the United Nations, the Olympic Games, and the European Union. It is the official language of 29 countries and is spoken in France, Belgium, Switzerland, Luxemburg, Tunisia, Morocco, Senegal, Haiti, the Ivory Coast, Madagascar, the Congo, Algeria, Niger, Mali, Burkina Faso, Togo, Gabon, the Seychelles, Burundi, Chad, Rwanda, Djibouti, Cameroon, Mauritius, and Canada (mostly in the province of Québec, where it is the primary language, but it is also used in other parts of the country - notably New Brunswick, which is the only bilingual province. All consumer product packages in Canada are required by law to have both English and French labels).

  • Language code (ISO 639-3): fra
  • Autonyms (how to write "French" in French): Français
  • Other names for "French": Francès, Français, Frans, Französisch, Francese, Francés, Barang, Frantsay
  • The French language is spoken in: France

French Dictionaries[edit | edit source]

Trésor de la langue française: the most important dictionary of the French language, meaning & etymology

Le Robert: French dictionary, meanings, synonyms [[new.htm|[[File:../images/newlink.gif|class=img-0|what's new?]]]]

Petit dictionnaire des suffixes du français, by Danièle Morvan

Liste des noms communs et des adjectifs correspondant aux noms propres de personnes et de lieux

Les conjugaisons (conjugation)

Larousse: French dictionary, meanings, quotations

Encyclopédie Larousse: French encyclopaedia

Usito: francophone dictionary, Université de Sherbrooke (Québec)

Dictionnaire visuel: visual dictionary, by topics

Dictionnaire de l'Académie française: French dictionary (1935 & older editions)

Reverso: French-English dictionary & words in context & French dictionary (meanings, synonyms)

Collins: French-English dictionary

WordReference: French-English dictionary

Linguee: French-English translation of a phrase

Le Grand dictionnaire terminologique: French-English terminological dictionary & meaning in French (Québec)

Iate: multilingual terminological dictionary (European Union)

Crisco: synonyms dictionary & antonyms

Atlas sémantiques: French & English synonyms

Dictionnaire des synonymes: synonyms dictionary, Larousse (1977)

Dictionnaire analogique: analogical dictionary, Larousse (1980)

Expressio: meaning of the French expressions

Loecsen: French-English common phrases (+ audio)

Goethe-Verlag: French-English common phrases & illustrated vocabulary (+ audio)

Learn French: useful & familiar expressions (+ audio) (BBC)

Shtooka: French words, with translation (audio)

Tatoeba: sentences in French, with translation (audio)

Free French Lessons[edit | edit source]

Language Exchange[edit | edit source]

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