Learn French : Countries where French is spoken
Voilà mon ami.
Il s’appelle Jean.
Il parle français.
– Il est français ?
Non, il n’est pas français.
– Il est belge ?
Non, il n’est pas belge.
– Il est suisse ?
Non, il n’est pas suisse.
– Il habite en Afrique francophone ?
Non, il habite au Canada.
– Il est québécois ?
Oui, il habite à Québec.
You know it, we don’t speak French only in France. Belgium, Canada, Switzerland and many African countries have French as their first or second language. The French language is spoken on the 5 continents.
There is even a word to designate this phenomenon: la francophonie
the Francophonie in figures :
- 300 Millions of French-speakers in the world
- 88 States and governments make up the International Organisation of La Francophonie
- 5th world language
- 132 Million learners of and in French
- 4th Language on the Internet
(source : https://www.francophonie.org/)
So in addition to being one of your passions, learning French can also be very useful all over the world.
Of course, there are small variations in the French language depending on the country. For example, the way of counting can change from one country to another. How?
A bientôt, Jérôme