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French is truly an amazing language to learn. I hope you find this article helpful in narrowing and strengthening your reasons to learn French.
Different French Dialects around the world
Francien after centuries has replaced many of the regional dialect around France has the primary French Dialect. Other minor French dialect are found in other parts of Europe.
European French Dialects
Francien is the official standard for modern day French and it replaced several regional dialects of French previously spoken in Northern and Central France. These dialects were formerly referred to as the so-called Langue d’Oïl.
Belgium French – Minor French dialect found in Belgium.
Italian French – Minor French dialect found in Italy
Luxembourg French – Minor French dialect found in Luxembourg
Switzerland French – Minor French dialect found in Switzerland
The Channel Islands – Minor French Dialect found in the Channel Islands.
Canadian French Dialects
Quebec French – The standard French dialect spoken in Canada.
Acadian French – Dialect originally brought over by the French.
Newfoundland French – A minor dialect of Canadian French that is disappearing.
United States French Dialects
Cajun French – Dialect of French spoken in the United State of Louisiana
African French Dialects
There are more than 20 French-speaking countries in Africa. As of 2006 it was estimated that there were 115 million French speakers in Africa using French either as a first or second language
The French dialect spoken by Africans in Western, Central, and East Africa
The French dialect spoken by the Arabs and Berbers in Northwest Africa
The French spoken by Creoles in the Indian Ocean (Réunion, Mauritius, and Seychelles)
Asian French Dialects
Vietnamese French is spoken in Vietnam
Cambodian French is the French of Cambodia. It dates back to the French colonization of Indochina in 1863. Colonists taught French to the local inhabitants
Indian French is the French spoken by Indians in past colonies of Pondicherry, Chandernagore, Karikal, Mahe and Yanam.
Different French dialects of the French language are spoken in many different nations and regions around the world, most commonly throughout Europe and the world. However, the differences in regional dialects may not make one French speaker nearly incomprehensible to another. In most cases, the different dialects don’t have a specific written form of the language, but there’s usually a certain amount of literature that accompanies each French dialect.
French Number System – How to Write French Numbers
It’s actually pretty straight forward when it comes to learning how to use the French number system. Pronouncing French numbers on the other hands get a little bit tricky. French numbers 1 to 19 should be your primary focus when you begin. French numbers after gain a prefix added to the base number. To illustrate what I mean, here are French numbers 1 to 100.
French Numbers beginning at twenty and up gain the prefix “vingt” added to the base number. French numbers above twenty follow a pattern that goes “prefix + – + cardinal number”. Example of how to write the pronunciation of French numbers below.
Understanding how to write French numbers is really that simple to learn. Only takes an hour or two to fully memorizes the French number system.
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Common French Phrases to help you around French Speaking Countries
If you ever play to visit a country where the primary spoken language is French, then knowing and being able to use common French phrases. Even though English is gradually becoming the most used language in international business in some situations. Speaking the language of the locals and talking to the people. It shows respect and an effort to their culture with just knowing a few common French phrases.
In any language you should be able to greet people and introduce yourself or simply ask for help or directions. French greeting and phrases to start or end conversations. Being able to introduce yourself in French. Being able to say your “Sorry” or ask politely for someone to repeat themselves. Common French words and phrases like saying “yes’ and “no”
Most of the sentences below can be used for travel and daily life conversations. So they might come handy if you memorizes and practice then. The following is a list of common French phrases that you may need to know in the French language:
|Common French Phrases: French Greetings and Phrases|
|Common French Phrases: How to Introduce Yourself in French|
|Common French Phrases: Asking for Help or Directions in French|
|Common French Phrases: Correcting a Misunderstanding in French|
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I hope you find this page of common French phrases useful in your travels. Memorizes them and try to incorporate them into your daily conversations.
To find more French Words. Read Part 1 at French Vocabulary Words for Greetings, Family, and More!
To find more French Words. Read Part 2 at French Vocabulary Lists for Months, Animals, and More!
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