- For the Site, see Ling: Learn French.
- Available both on the browser and as an iPhone App.
- Ling Introduction:
- France is best known as the home of baguettes, champagne, and croissants. This just goes to show how much the cuisine plays a role in French culture. France is home to the world famous Eiffel Tower which has become a symbol for the country. Outside of the capital, France also is home to several beautiful beaches and idyllic countrysides. Whichever attracts you more, learning French will be a major benefit.
- Outside of France, French is an official language in 28 countries, including the likes of Canada, Belgium, and a significant portion of North Africa. However, due to major protection of the language by authorities, there are relatively few differences in the dialects spoken. In practice though, there are still differences to be seen thanks to its wide spread. Overall, it is thought that there is a total of around 300 million speakers of French worldwide.
- French is one of the Romance languages, alongside Italian, Spanish, and others. This means that it shares many linguistic traits with them, including grammatical gender, the use of inflection, and development of articles. It generally uses an SVO word order and is written using the 26 letter Latin Alphabet, with 4 diacritics that are used on some letters.
- French, also known as the language of love, is an official language in a number of countries, making it very versatile. It is easy to see why many people choose to learn French as a second language. English is not as widely spoken in France as in other European countries, for example, meaning knowledge of French will make a romantic getaway in Paris much easier.
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