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French1 (frɛntʃ Pronunciation for French1

Definitions

noun

  1. the official language of France: also an official language of Switzerland, Belgium, Canada, and certain other countries. It is the native language of approximately 70 million people; also used for diplomacy. Historically, French is an Indo-European language belonging to the Romance group See also Old French, Anglo-French
  2. See the French

  3. See French vermouth

adjective

  1. relating to, denoting, or characteristic of France, the French, or their language related prefixes Franco- Gallo-
  2. (in Canada) of or relating to French Canadians

Derived Forms

ˈFrenchness noun

Word Origin

Old English Frencisc French, Frankish; see Frank

Synonyms

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French2 (frɛntʃ Pronunciation for French2

Definitions

noun

  1. Sir John Denton Pinkstone, 1st Earl of Ypres. 1852–1925, British field marshal in World War I: commanded the British Expeditionary Force in France and Belgium (1914–15); Lord Lieutenant of Ireland (1918–21)

Translations for 'French'

  • British English: FrenchPronunciation for French French means belonging or relating to France, or to its people, language, or culture....the French parliament.frɛntʃ ADJECTIVE
  • Arabic: فَرَنسيّPronunciation for فَرَنسيّ
  • Brazilian Portuguese: francêsPronunciation for francês francesa
  • Chinese: 法国的Pronunciation for 法国的
  • Croatian: francuskiPronunciation for francuski francuska
  • Czech: francouzskýPronunciation for francouzský
  • Danish: franskPronunciation for fransk
  • Dutch: FransPronunciation for Frans
  • European Spanish: francésPronunciation for francés francesa
  • Finnish: ranskalainenPronunciation for ranskalainenadjektiivi
  • French: françaisPronunciation for français
  • German: französischPronunciation for französisch
  • Greek: γαλλικόςPronunciation for γαλλικός γαλλική
  • Italian: francesePronunciation for francese
  • Japanese: フランスのPronunciation for フランスの
  • Korean: 프랑스의Pronunciation for 프랑스의
  • Norwegian: franskPronunciation for fransk
  • Polish: francuskiPronunciation for francuski francuska
  • Portuguese: francêsPronunciation for francês francesa
  • Romanian: francez francez, franceză, francezi, franceze
  • Russian: французскийPronunciation for французский французская
  • Spanish: francésPronunciation for francés francesa
  • Swedish: franskPronunciation for fransk franskt
  • Thai: เกี่ยวกับชาวฝรั่งเศสPronunciation for เกี่ยวกับชาวฝรั่งเศส
  • Turkish: FransızPronunciation for Fransız
  • Ukrainian: французький
  • Vietnamese: thuộc nước/người/tiếng PhápPronunciation for thuộc nước/người/tiếng Pháp
  • British English: FrenchPronunciation for French French is the language spoken by people who live in France and in parts of some other countries, including Belgium, Canada, and Switzerland.frɛntʃ NOUN
  • Arabic: اللغة الفرنسيةPronunciation for اللغة الفرنسية
  • Brazilian Portuguese: francêsPronunciation for francês francesa
  • Chinese: 法国人Pronunciation for 法国人
  • Croatian: francuskiPronunciation for francuski
  • Czech: francouzštinaPronunciation for francouzština
  • Danish: franskPronunciation for fransk
  • Dutch: FransPronunciation for Frans
  • European Spanish: francésPronunciation for francés francesa
  • Finnish: ranskaPronunciation for ranska
  • French: françaisPronunciation for français
  • German: FranzösischPronunciation for Französisch
  • Greek: ΓάλλοςPronunciation for Γάλλος Γαλλίδα
  • Italian: francesePronunciation for francese
  • Japanese: フランス人Pronunciation for フランス人
  • Korean: 프랑스 사람Pronunciation for 프랑스 사람
  • Norwegian: franskmannPronunciation for franskmann franskmenn
  • Polish: FrancuzPronunciation for Francuz Francuzka
  • Portuguese: francêsPronunciation for francês francesa
  • Romanian: franceză
  • Russian: французский языкPronunciation for французский язык
  • Spanish: francésPronunciation for francés francesa
  • Swedish: franskaPronunciation for franska
  • Thai: ภาษาฝรั่งเศสPronunciation for ภาษาฝรั่งเศส
  • Turkish: FransızPronunciation for Fransız
  • Ukrainian: французька мова
  • Vietnamese: tiếng PhápPronunciation for tiếng Pháp

Example Sentences Including 'French'

But over 60 years later, in 1995, the French finally moved her remains to the pantheon.
Jim Leavesley, George Biro THE MEDICAL MYSTERIES E-OMNIBUS (2001)
Chicken breasts stuffed with mushrooms, with new potatoes and French beans.
Mark Burnell CHAMELEON (2002)
Even in the kitchen, sacre bleu, the French have lost their old allure.
Glasgow Herald (2001)
GARDENS TO VISIT Secret Gardens of the Riviera Garden lovers will find no better place to explore than the French Riviera.
Country Life (2004)
He spoke French with barely an accent, not easy for an Australian - not the best linguists in the world.
Jon Cleary YESTERDAY'S SHADOW (2002)
It's doubtful whether such a try would have been within the range of the aforementioned French midfields.
Irish Times (2002)
Mr Aznar reportedly spoke to French and German leaders and was due to hold talks with the British and French prime ministers.
Irish Times (2002)
The train was carrying five containers of radioactive waste to a reprocessing plant in the French port La Hague.
Glasgow Herald (2001)
There would have been ripples last night at the reception at the French Embassy.
Jon Cleary YESTERDAY'S SHADOW (2002)

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