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Can You Translate These Basic English Phrases into French?
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Think you can speak French with the best of them? French is a romance language, like Spanish and Italian, but it has a lot of quirks which make it unique to any other language. It is actually one of the most widely spoken languages on earth. It is one of the few that you can hear natively spoken around the globe. It is the sixth most spoken language on earth, following Mandarin Chinese, Hindi, English, Spanish and Arabic. Over 220 million people speak it around the globe.

French is an official language in 29 countries and recognized as a minority language in others. These can be found throughout Europe, Africa, the Americas, Oceania, the Middle East and Asia. French is truly a global language with numerous dialects, and knowing some French can come in handy depending on where you live and if you like to travel. Whether it has always been your dream to wander the streets of Paris or you just happen to have francophone neighbors, having a few language tricks up your sleeve can never hurt! If you are a savvy French speaker who has the basics covered, see if you can parlez your way through this very French quiz!

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