French is one of the world’s major languages.It is a main or official language not just in France, but in parts of Belgium and Switzerland, in Monaco, in parts of Canada notably but not only in Quebec – as well as being widely spoken in north and west Africa, Lebanon, and parts of south-east Asia, particularly in former French colonies. It is an official or a main second language in 55 countries worldwide, and is reputed to be the foreign language which is most widely used in international communications, after English. Almost 300 million people speak French as their native language or as a second language.
Out of all the countries in the world, France is the most visited, boasting over 75 million tourists every year. And their culture is far reaching: French films are produced at the second highest rate in the world, and in Canada, films from Quebec frequently outsell Hollywood blockbusters at the box office.
Whether you are looking to have a document translated from French into English, or if you are looking for an English to French translation, it is important to work with a qualified translator who is a native speaker of the target language.