Think you know basic French like the back of your main? There are countless languages spoken across the world, and many people speak more than one. French, however, is unique, as it is one of the only languages that can be heard around the world because it is spoken natively on almost every continent. Throughout Europe, Africa, the Americas, Asia, the Caribbean, and the Pacific, the language of love is spoken by over 275 million people.
If you are wondering how French has traveled so well, with the exception of European French speakers, the rest is due to the era of colonialism. France had an empire stretching across the globe, even into the Americas. This is why the city of New Orleans, Louisiana has that famous French flair and Quebec, Canada is French-speaking to this day. In fact, 95% of Quebec's population speaks French as either their first or second language. North America is full of the influence and remnants of our French and Spanish colonial pasts, in places just as much as that of Great Britain.
If you think your basic French is on point, see if you can talk your way to a perfect score on this quiz! Bonne chance!