The French Language

French Language

Perhaps when one thinks about French culture, things like couture clothing, the Eiffel tower and the Mona Lisa come to mind. Whilst it wouldn’t be a false representation of France - the vast diversity of culture France possesses is dispersed throughout the country. Having been shaped by profound historical events throughout history, France, and Paris in particular, has shaped culinary, fashion, and art all across the globe for centuries. After all, it is the largest country in Western Europe and is celebrated around the world for its unique culture, prominent throughout all aspects of life. Wherever you may be in the world, French culture is truly distinct, whether it be French fashion, French food, French art and obviously the language.

The French language is well known as the language of love and is not mistaken at all. If you have ever heard a French national speak, the reasoning would be made evident to you in no time at all. The language is extremely passionate and expressive when spoken, and even more expressively romantic when translated as the French use the most descriptive ways of saying things, a fashion of speaking English has appeared to have misplaced. It is related directly to the Latin language family and today is the second most spoken foreign language on the planet!

It is only natural to assume of course that the native language of France is French, sixty-six million of the French population speaking it as their native tongue. However it is not uncommon to hear bits of German, Italian, Flemish or Arabic, it is all just dependent on where you are in the country. For example, if you were in Nice, which is close to the Italian border, it would be quite normal to hear people speaking Italian rather than French.

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