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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