Talking about the language of Beirut is a tricky thing — not only because there are actually three of them, but because they’re intimately tied to the city’s diverging cultures.
Did you know that French is one of the fastest growing languages in the world and that about half of all French speakers live in Africa? Read on to discover more about the far reaches of the French language.
French may be the official language of Martinique but the Martinicans’ mother-tongue is Martinican Creole, a language largely based on French but totally incomprehensible by ‘les Métropolitains’ in mainland France.
It’s estimated that 30% of English words come from French, but you probably wouldn’t recognize most of them. Here are our favorite English words with surprising French origins.