French Language Translation Service
French belongs to Romance languages and is related to Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, Romanian, and other languages. The number of French users goes up to 229 million. We offer French translation service, that will help to understand your text.
A bit of history
It is the official language not only in France, but also in Belgium, Switzerland, Luxembourg, Canada, Monaco, and 21 country in Africa where lives the biggest number of French users.
Mostly is being used in former French colonies, for example, Senegal, Tunisia, Algeria, Gabon, etc. Same as other Romance languages, French evolved from vulgar Latin that was mainly used by common people and less educated individuals.
The language was influenced by Celtic and Occitan language that were spoken correspondingly in the northern and southern parts of France. The first texts written in French comes from the far year 842. Those are Strasbourg Oats written by two grandsons of Charles the Great.
The development of French is divided into the following periods:
Old French (9th-13th century), Middle French (14th-15th century), Classical French (16th-17th century), and Modern French (starting 17th century).
French that is used in different countries differs from standard language in France.
The French used in Quebec, in Canada differs strongly. It has been heavily influenced by English, especially after the introduction of television and radio in everyday life. Not only words in use differ, but also the syntax. In Belgium, French is the official language in Wallonia, including the eastern part, where German is predominantly spoken.
In Switzerland, French is one of the four official languages (the rest are German, Italian and Rhetoric). It is mainly used on the western side of the country. About 20% of the Swiss population has French as their mother tongue.
The French alphabet
It is derived from the Latin alphabet. French has two grammatical genders (male article: le, female article: la); adjectives usually follow nouns (with a few exceptions), they are compatible with gender and number nouns. Verbs have three groups of conjugations that are dependent on the ending in infinitive.
Did you know?
French has 4 verb expressions and a wide tense system. The exact number of times in French is hard to name, but it’s around 20-22 (if we take all the expressions into account).
Our most commonly used French translations:
Latvian – French
Spanish – French
Norwegian – French
Swedish – French
Polish – French
German – French
Lithuanian – French
Russian – French