French has a reputation as a difficult language to learn. Nothing could be further from the truth. This video underscores many of the points of similarity between French and English, making it clear that the French language contains many points of similarity to English and that it can be learned comprehensively through real life, online lessons, or French language schools.

If you are reading this article, you probably speak English.

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It may seem simplistic to put it in these terms, but France and England are close neighbors. The complex history between the nations is what it is, but the two countries are, essentially, siblings. They are separated by less than thirty miles of water and have a closely intertwined shared history that goes back for thousands of years. It’s no surprise that huge parts of both languages are similar and that the real differences are mostly found in grammar and pronunciation.

French has gendered nouns, while English does not. French follows Latin rules of word order, while English uses Germanic grammar. Beyond that, there’s not a huge difference, especially in the spoken language. Many people worry that the French do not pronounce the last letters of words, while never noticing that in English we often don’t pronounce the last letters either. French simply makes it an official rule, while in English we do it unconsciously. The differences are mostly along those lines, and any anglophone student who applies themselves should be able to learn French quickly and thoroughly.

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