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Facts about French[edit | edit source]
- French descended from Vulgar Latin, like all other Romance languages.
- French evolved from Gallo-Romance, the Latin spoken in Gaul. Its closest relatives are the other "langues d'oïl".
- French was also influenced by the 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, 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).
- Language code (ISO 639-3):
- Autonyms (how to write "French" in French):
- "French" in other languages:
Francès, Français, Frans, Französisch, Francese, Francés, Barang, Frantsay
- The French language is spoken in:
Sources[edit | edit source]
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)
• Shtooka: French words, with translation (audio)
• Tatoeba: sentences in French, with translation (audio)