This is a list of the 1,000 most commonly spoken French words.
1000 Most Common French Words.
What is the most French word?
The longest French word has 27 letters and is “intergouvernementalisations”. However, the word isn’t really popular so most French people consider “anticonstitutionnellement” as being the longest known word.
Is French hard to learn?
French is relatively easy to learn but it does take some time and effort. As French is closely related to English, I have to agree with the Foreign Language Institute that says that French belongs to the easiest group of languages to learn for English speakers. Having so much common vocabulary helps a lot!
Is French easier than English?
Because as this post is going to explain, French is actually one of the easiest European languages to learn. In many ways, it’s even easier than learning English! And as French is a world language, spoken by over 220 million people, learning French can give you access to a huge chunk of the world.
Is French easier than German?
Grammatically, French is absolutely easier than German. However, German has a lot more words and concepts of words that just makes sense. Once you have the basic structure of German and are growing your vocabulary, it feels like German is easier.
Is French worth learning?
French is also, of course, an extremely useful language to learn. Below are some practical reasons for studying French. While ‘only’ about 80 million people speak French as a first language, it is one of the world’s most widely spoken second languages with perhaps 200 million L2 speakers.
Is French dying out?
The French language is not dying, but rather, it is growing due to rising French-speaking populations namely oi Africa. Along with German, it’s one of the most important natively-spoken languages in the European Union, and despite being strictly controlled by the Acadamie Française, it’s evolving.
Why is French so hard?
The French language tends to be difficult to pronounce at first because there are simply sounds that native English speakers aren’t used to making. To begin with, French is more evenly stressed. This means that while some parts of a word are stressed, it’s not as distinct as in English.
What is the hardest French word to pronounce?
Brace yourself: The hardest French word to pronounce is the word for locksmith – “serrurerie“. It was the most commonly repeated response.
Can I learn French by myself?
With the right amount of motivation and commitment, a healthy learning habit, plus the right tools and method to guide you, yes you can teach yourself French. As a French teacher for many years, I’ve come across a lot of people who would rather spend time learning a new language by themselves.
What is the hardest part of learning French?
Overall, the hardest thing about learning French is oral comprehension (listening). This is due to variations in vernacular, the urgency of listening, our brains’ resistance to the spoken word, and silent letters.
Is French tough?
French is not hard to learn, especially when compared to English! Learning French isn’t going to be as difficult as you think. In fact, it’s a language that is much easier to achieve fluency in than you would have ever expected.
Can I learn French in 3 months?
French is beautiful, popular, and very useful. While you certainly won’t master it in three months, especially if you can only put a few hours a week into it, if you want to have your initial plan of action here’s how I’d suggest you learn French.
David Nilsen is the former editor of Fourth & Sycamore. He is a member of the National Book Critics Circle. You can find more of his writing on his website at davidnilsenwriter.com and follow him on Twitter as @NilsenDavid.