Is French A Dying Language? (Not Even Close!)

I recently saw this question asked while browsing the web. Is French a dying language? I don’t believe in “bad” questions. The question might be oddly put, but I think that it hints at something a little deeper. French, a language spoken natively on all populated continents, might be slowly losing some of its importance. … Read more

Is Italian Easier To Learn Than French? – A Few Reasons Why It Might Be

French and Italian are two related languages belonging to the Romance branch of Indo-European languages. They’re both known for their rich history and culture, their magnificent cuisine, and for being beautiful, elegant languages. If you were to learn one of them, however, which one would be easier? Italian is simpler for an English speaker in … Read more

Is French A Germanic Language? (Nope It’s Latin!)

French is a language spoken by close to 300 million people in over 29 countries around the world. It’s been influenced by many different foreign tongues and language families over the centuries, but the French language originally developed from Latin, or more precisely Vulgar Latin, the language spoken as an informal, everyday means of communication … Read more

What Languages Are Spoken In Switzerland? (German, French, Italian, Romansh and…)

Switzerland is a country situated in the center of Europe. It’s a land-locked country, but in stead of having direct access to the sea, it has its neighbors Italy, France, Lichtenstein, Austria and Germany. And the Swiss don’t just share their borders with these countries, they share their languages too. In Switzerland, there are four … Read more

French VS Italian – What Are The Differences? (And Which Language Is Harder?)

French and Italian are two European languages with similar origins. The languages have a lot in common and they’ve both got a reputation for being languages of beauty, passion and warm-bloodedness. But how similar are French and Italian really? French and Italian, despite similarities in grammar, vocabulary and origins, are not mutually intelligible. While they … Read more

How Many Countries Speak French In The World? (And How Far Can I Get With Just French?)

How Many Countries Speak French?

The French language is the fifth most spoken language in the world. More than 75 million people speak French as their first language and an impressive 200 million speak the “language of romance” as a second language. The French language shines in the field of language learning. It is the second (or third) most studied … Read more

Is German Harder to Learn than French? Grammar, Vocabulary and Pronunciation

Is French harder than German?

French and German are two of the most important European languages. One have the reputation of being the language of love. The other is said to sound hard and aggressive. But which one is easier to learn for an English speaker? German words and French words – which are easier to learn? The German language … Read more

Is French a Latin language? (Yes, but it’s much more than that!)

Is French a Latin language?

The French language belongs to the Romance language family, which is a group of languages that all evolved from the language of the Romans, Latin. Each language in the Romance family has since evolved in different directions, and today they’re all quite different from Latin. Where did modern French come from? Most of the language … Read more

Is French hard to learn? (Here Are Some Things You Should Consider)

Is French hard to learn?

French is a language of over 70 million native speakers worldwide. Over 200 million people speak French as a second language. It’s a hugely important and influential language in today’s world. But is it hard to learn? French, like any language, demands a lot of effort. You need to put in the time, be consistent … Read more