20 March: International Day of Francophonie

French is spoken in dozens of countries, a phenomenon known as "Francophonie" which is celebrated every year on 20 March. Learn about a few French-speaking countries that you might not be familiar with.
After listening to the audio, click any word for the English translation and links to related grammar lessons.

 

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Q&A relating to this exercise 7 questions, 11 answers

TasneemA1Kwiziq community member

télécharger l'audios

C'est vraiment une sujet utile et m'a aidé à déveloper mon écoute, merci à vous. Mais j'ai une question, est-ce que je peux télécharger le podcast? Si oui, comment je peux le faire?

Asked 4 months ago
CécileKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Hi Tasneem,

This is just in audio file form on our website so I am afraid you cannot download it.

Merci de vos gentils commentaires et bonne continuation!

 

télécharger l'audios

C'est vraiment une sujet utile et m'a aidé à déveloper mon écoute, merci à vous. Mais j'ai une question, est-ce que je peux télécharger le podcast? Si oui, comment je peux le faire?

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CristianKwiziq community member

Merci pour l'article.

Pour moi , cet article est très intéressant. Je ne savais pas que Il y a 29 pays où le Français est soit parlé. Autre curiosité  que j'ai trouvé ce que au Viet Nam était une colonie française et que cette langue est parlé dans les relations diplomatiques comment aux Comores. Ici en Colombie le Français a devenu une langue populaire entre les jeunes colombien. 

Asked 7 months ago
CélineKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Bonjour Cristian,

Thank you for your wonderful feedback! It is always a pleasure to read such great and interesting comments. I am very curious as to how French has become such a popular language with the younger generation in Colombia. Do you mind me asking why? I'm just curious... ;-)

Merci beaucoup et bonne journée !

Merci pour l'article.

Pour moi , cet article est très intéressant. Je ne savais pas que Il y a 29 pays où le Français est soit parlé. Autre curiosité  que j'ai trouvé ce que au Viet Nam était une colonie française et que cette langue est parlé dans les relations diplomatiques comment aux Comores. Ici en Colombie le Français a devenu une langue populaire entre les jeunes colombien. 

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RanaA1Kwiziq community member

Linking words with de

Thanks for your helpful and amazing website. I have a question, why would you use « langues de prestige » and not « langues de la prestige »? 

Asked 11 months ago
CélineKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Bonjour Rana,

Une langue de + nom = a language (made) of + noun

You are talking about it in a general way, nothing specific.

L’italien est une langue d’amour Italian is a language (made) of love

Le français est une langue de prestige = French is a language (made) of prestige

 

La langue de la / de l’ / du + nomthe language of + noun

You are talking about a specific concept / idea

L’italien est la langue de l’amour Italian is ‘the’ language of love

Le français est la langue du prestige = French is ‘the’ language of prestige

 

 

I hope this is helpful.

Bonne journée!

ChrisC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor

You are talking about "prestige" in a general way. Not about a specific "prestige". Hence no definite article.

Linking words with de

Thanks for your helpful and amazing website. I have a question, why would you use « langues de prestige » and not « langues de la prestige »? 

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ello I WOULD LIKE TO MENTION THAT THE MAIN PROBLEM REGARDING LISTENING PROCESS IS WE CANNOT MOVE THE PLAYING LINE SUCH AS BACK AND FORWARD PLEASE

hello I WOULD LIKE TO MENTION THAT THE MAIN PROBLEM REGARDING LISTENING PROCESS IS WE CANNOT MOVE THE PLAYING LINE SUCH AS BACK AND FORWARD PLEASE
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ello I WOULD LIKE TO MENTION THAT THE MAIN PROBLEM REGARDING LISTENING PROCESS IS WE CANNOT MOVE THE PLAYING LINE SUCH AS BACK AND FORWARD PLEASE

hello I WOULD LIKE TO MENTION THAT THE MAIN PROBLEM REGARDING LISTENING PROCESS IS WE CANNOT MOVE THE PLAYING LINE SUCH AS BACK AND FORWARD PLEASE

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hello I WOULD LIKE TO MENTION THAT THE MAIN PROBLEM REGARDING LISTENING PROCESS IS WE CANNOT MOVE THE PLAYING LINE SUCH AS BACK AND FORWARD PLEASE

hello I WOULD LIKE TO MENTION THAT THE MAIN PROBLEM REGARDING LISTENING


 PROCESS IS WE CANNOT MOVE THE PLAYING LINE SUCH AS BACK AND FORWARD PLEASE CORRECT IT

Asked 1 year ago
ChrisC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor Correct answer

Please address this suggestion to the "Help and support" (under the Tools menu).

This forum is dedicated to discussing language specific questions.

hello I WOULD LIKE TO MENTION THAT THE MAIN PROBLEM REGARDING LISTENING PROCESS IS WE CANNOT MOVE THE PLAYING LINE SUCH AS BACK AND FORWARD PLEASE

hello I WOULD LIKE TO MENTION THAT THE MAIN PROBLEM REGARDING LISTENING


 PROCESS IS WE CANNOT MOVE THE PLAYING LINE SUCH AS BACK AND FORWARD PLEASE CORRECT IT

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RahatB2Kwiziq community member

once we have listened to this are there any questions to be answered?

Asked 2 years ago
AurélieKwiziq team memberCorrect answer
Bonjour Rahat !

There are no comprehension questions with our Reading and Listening exercises, however, you can click any phrase to see the translation but more importantly, the related grammar lesson on our site, which you can then study, and add to your notebook for further practice.

Bonne journée !

once we have listened to this are there any questions to be answered?

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SpencerB2Kwiziq community member

Pourquoi est-ce que c'est Madagascar et pas Le Madagascar?

Asked 2 years ago
ZeldaB2Kwiziq community memberCorrect answer

Madagascar est une ’île .

AlanC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor

I don't understand - how does that answer the question?

Do you mean it should be "La Madagascar"? 

AlanC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor

According to https://www.thoughtco.com/say-countries-of-world-in-french-4080349:

"Some of the countries do not have a definite article because they are islands and articles are normally not used with islands."

Just something to remember, I suppose. I don't remember seeing that on Kwiziq.

ErinC1Kwiziq community member

Egalement avec Haïti, St. Martin, Vanuatu, St. Pierre & Miquelon... la plupart des îles n'ont pas d'article. 

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Pourquoi est-ce que c'est Madagascar et pas Le Madagascar?

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