Languages in French
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Parlez-vous français ? What about another language? Here’s how to say the most commonly spoken and studied languages in French, plus a few more for good measure.

Arabic   l’arabe
Bengali   le bengali
Chinese   le chinois
Dutch   le néerlandais
English   l’anglais
Farsi   le farsi
Flemish   le flamand
French   le français
Gaelic   le gaélique
German   l’allemand
Greek   le grec
Hebrew   l’hébreu
Hindi   l’hindi
Irish   l’irlandais
Italian   l’italien
Japanese   le japonais
Korean   le coréen
Mandarin   le mandarin
Polish   le polonais
Portuguese   le portugais
Punjabi   le pendjabi
Russian   le russe
Spanish   l’espagnol
Swahili   le swahili / souahéli
Tagalog   le tagal
Ukrainian   l’ukrainien
Vietnamese   le vietnamien
Welsh   le gallois


  • All languages are masculine.
  • Languages are never capitalized in French.
  • Many languages are identical to their respective nationalities.

French expressions with languages

Verb conjugations

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