You asked: Can French people understand African French?

Can French understand African French?

Although the language is different in some African countries due to the presence of other languages and dialects, French people can still understand french from African Countries.

How different is African French from European French?

According to my personal knowledge (limited), the african french is a simply form of european french. Before the WWI, the french teaches french to autochtones in order to form peoples (and soldiers) in colony. Teaching a simply form of french was faster and simplier. This simply form of french is “french tirailleur”.

What are French speaking African countries called?


Regions Country Status
Africa Congo official
Ivory Coast official
Djibouti co-official with Arabic
Equatorial Guinea co-official with Spanish and Portuguese

Is French dying?

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.

Is African French easier?

Honestly, it can often be easier than understanding regional French or French-Canadian accents. In my experience, French-speaking Africans speak fairly slowly, but more, each syllable is around the same length. Native French speakers tend to “blurt” – have pauses and then emit a lot of words really fast.

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Is French useful in Africa?

The daily use of French has increased by 17% on the African continent from the survey period 2010 to 2014, compared to an 11% growth in the rest of the world. … French remains the sole official language in 11 African countries, and the second official language in 10.

Which language is spoken most in world?

English is the largest language in the world, if you count both native and non-native speakers. If you count only native speakers, Mandarin Chinese is the largest. Mandarin Chinese is the largest language in the world when counting only first language (native) speakers.

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