The language of French is a Romance language and is the third most-widely spoken language in the European Union. It is the second most-widely spoken language in Canada (after English) and is one of the official languages of Canada. In the U.S., French is the fourth most-widely spoken language in the country.
Overall, about more than 275 million people around the world, and it’s the fifth most-widely spoken language. It’s the second most-popular second-language in the world.
It is most widely spoken in areas of the world where France once controlled (and where the government currently controls), such as French Polynesia, some Caribbean islands, and French Indochina (now Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia).
The most common dialects of French include:
- Acadian French
- African French
- Beglian French
- Canadian French
- Louisiana Creole
- Quebec French
- Swiss French
As Lebanon was also once under French rule, the language is still used in the country; yet, the government strictly controls when Arabic is used and when French can be used.
English to French Translation
Translating English to French is much more difficult than translating Spanish to French or English to Germanic. This is because French is a Romantic language whereas English is a Germanic language.
The French language pronounces many letters and letter combinations completely differently than the English language does. There are also many different French accents.
Trying to learn French online? Need fast translations for travel, school, or business? We recommend using machine translation software that has an French translation tool and can easily translate text to speech, such as the MyLanguage app, available on Google Play for Android or the Apple Store for iOS.
Software such as Google Translate or Microsoft’s language learning app doesn’t offer the same English translation accuracy as paid apps.
English-French translators and translation services don’t charge as much as other language translators, as French and English translators are easier to come by than other language translators. Yet, the costs can still be considerable if you’re trying to translate longer texts, so we recommend inputting the text into a language translation software program or app.
Check out our online translation tool that can help you learn basic words and phrases, such as hello in other languages.
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