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    Note that names of languages in French are always written with a small letter, not a capital as in English ; also, French almost always uses the definite article with languages, while English does not. In the examples below the name of any language may be substituted for French and français:
    French is easy
    = le français est facile
    I like French
    = j’aime le français
    to learn French
    = apprendre le français
    However, the article is never used after en:
    say it in French
    = dis-le en français
    a book in French
    = un livre en français
    to translate sth into French
    = traduire qch en français
    and it may be omitted with parler:
    to speak French
    = parler français or parler le français
    When French means in French or of the French, it is translated by français:
    a French expression
    = une expression française
    the French language
    = la langue française
    a French proverb
    = un proverbe français
    a French word
    = un mot français
    and when you want to make it clear you mean in French and not from France, use en français:
    a French book
    = un livre en français
    a French broadcast
    = une émission en français
    When French means relating to French or about French, it is translated by de français:
    a French class
    = une classe de français
    a French course
    = un cours de français
    a French dictionary
    = un dictionnaire de français
    a French teacher
    = un professeur de français
    but
    a French-English dictionary
    = un dictionnaire français-anglais
    See the dictionary entry for - speaking and speaker for expressions like Japanese-speaking or German speaker. French has special words for some of these expressions:
    English-speaking
    = anglophone
    a French speaker
    = un/une francophone
    Note also that language adjectives like French can also refer to nationality e.g. a French tourist ⇒ Nationalities, or to the country e.g. a French town ⇒ Countries and continents.

    Big English-French dictionary > Languages

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