Do you have a handle on the French language? French may be known as the language of love, but it is actually also a Romance language. This means that it comes from the (nearly) dead language Latin, which was spoken by the Ancient Romans. French, however, is far from going out of style. French is, in fact, one of the very few languages that is spoken all over the world. Over 275 million people speak French in countries around the globe.
French can be heard natively spoken in the Americas, Africa, Europe and Asia. In fact, as the world becomes an increasingly global and interconnected place, chances rise that your neighbors might even be French-speaking. French colonial influence can be seen both around the world and close by. New Orleans, Louisiana is a city famous for its French flair. Montreal, Quebec, in Canada, to the north, is a city where the majority of the residents speak both French and English. French can truly be heard all over the globe and maybe even closer to home than you think!
If you are a French language expert who has vocabulary down perfectly in the language of love, see if you can ace this French terms quiz!
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