Who speaks French?
French belongs to the group of the Romance languages constituting part of the Indo-European language family. It is spoken by approximately 200 million people, and for slightly less than half of them, this is their native language.
We may communicate in it in over 50 countries around the world. Many people speak French in Belgium, Switzerland, Canada and, of course, France. In many countries of sub-Saharan Africa, it is their official language. We may encounter people speaking it in Congo, Chad, Nigeria, Madagascar, the Seychelles, Senegal, Cameroon and Luxembourg. Interestingly, as in the case of Spanish, many international organisations use French for communication: FIFA, European Space Agency, OECD, NATO, International Court of Justice, WTO and the African Union.
History of the French language
French originates from Latin and, until today, it is similar to it in many terms. The Celtic and Germanic languages, which were used by people inhabiting territories near contemporary France, had a great influence on its shape.
As of the 18th century, French has been an international language. It was thought that each educated person should know it. French was practically used throughout Europe in this period.
Use of the French language in business
French is currently present in more than 50 countries in the world. Companies which strive to achieve recognition in the eyes of clients from France, Belgium, Switzerland or Central and South Africa should take care of employees who have a perfect command of French. French-speaking people respond very favourably to attempts to establish business contacts in their own language. It makes them feel respected by a potential business partner.
Translators of the French language
Skrivanek performs professional translations of texts into French and translations from French into Polish. We cooperate with experienced staff of translators who specialise in various disciplines. We may provide both standard and certified translations. Our offer is addressed to companies from all sectors (including specialised sectors: industrial, technical, medical, legal and many others). We may perform the translation of an agreement from French and translate company documents, invoices, catalogues, advertising slogans, reports, agreements, business correspondence, acts, powers of attorney, forms and other materials, also classified. Our translators of the French language will not only take care of the translation correctness, but also the effectiveness of the text, its appropriate style and adaptation to the cultural context, both in terms of the language itself and the country.
Orders for translations into and from French most frequently performed:
standard and business translations into and from French; express translations; certified translations; proofreading; localisation; translation of websites into French; DTP – graphic preparation of documents; interpreting from and into French – simultaneous and consecutive;