All About the French Language
French is the sixteenth most spoken language in the entire world, and the number of speakers has since been growing. The number of French speakers has been tripled since 1945 and has been raised to 275million speaker’s worldwide Countries where French is their main language include: France, Belgium, Benin, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Canada, The Central African Republic. The origins of the French Language is unique and a great story. To completely understand how the French language became the language it is today, we will have to go back in time, 2nd century BCE, to be specific. The area that’s now France once belonged to a region known as Gaul. The area included north Italy, Belgium, Switzerland, and some parts of the Netherlands/Germany. Fun fact, they do not speak French. Instead, they spoke Gaulish. Do you know that in the earlier days of the 21st century, the French language was the official language for more than 25 countries? In Corsica and France, more than 60 million people use it as their first language, more than 9 million in Canada, and almost 4 million in Belgium. The number lessens with every country. This language, famously known as the language of love, was written in 842AD, and it continues to be one of the world's major languages. An important point to note is that similar to the English language, and French has the same grammatical concerns. Therefore, if you're trying to learn the French language, make sure you're trying to cover all of the basics.