Obscure Facts About The French Language
The French language is widely spoken across the world with 33 countries using it as an official language and so French translation is a much sought after service. Much like English, the French language has some interesting, often obscure, nuances that even the most fluent of speakers may not know. Here are just some of these nuances:
- Containing an impressive 25 letters, the word anticonstitutionnellement is the longest word in the French dictionary.
- Although not the shortest word overall, the word oiseau (meaning bird in English) is the word that contains all the vowels.
- Did you know that there are approximately one million French people that live by the border of Italy that speak Italian, although naturally, the official language is French.
- The French language has a protector: (Quote from Wikipedia) The Académie française (French pronunciation: [akademi fʁɑ̃ˈsɛz]), known in English as the French Academy, is the pre-eminent French council for matters pertaining to the French language. The Académie was officially established in 1635 by Cardinal Richelieu, the chief minister to King Louis XIII.
- Other than English, French is the only language that is officially used on all the continents of the world.
You may be wondering what these little known facts have to do with a London based translation company. Well, the answer is simple really: We make it our business to know a language in its entirety, not just the commonly used terms. This way you’ll know that all French translation (or any other language translation) you need, will have the highest level of accuracy.
We always take pride in truly understanding languages, down to the finest detail to translate their true meaning to ensure that our translations are accurate. We provide French translations in all aspects of business and personal documentation so would welcome your call for your next French translation requirement.
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