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Le français moderne

Learn about Modern French in part five of our series of bilingual articles on the development of French over the centuries.* Click any phrase for the English translation and related grammar lessons.

Note: Some of the tenses in this French article and its English translation don't match! In French, we use the present tense to describe historical events like this to evoke a sense of immediacy, whereas in English, we commonly use the past tense - learn more about historical French tenses.

*The Development of French

  1. Birth of the French language
  2. Dialects and regional languages
  3. Middle French
  4. *Classical French
  5. Modern French

** The Status of French in the World

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BrianC1Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor

This is in the B1 Listening section, ...

...but I can’t find any associated audio?

Asked 11 months ago
CécileKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Hi Brian,

Thank you for pointing this out as this exercise had been wrongly catalogued in the listening section. It has been downgraded to a reading one.

Bonne Continuation!

This is in the B1 Listening section, ...

...but I can’t find any associated audio?

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