European French

European French (French: français d'Europe, français européen) is the variety of French spoken in Europe, either in French speaking countries or area.

Geographic distribution

Knowledge of French in the European Union and candidate countries[1]

Among varieties of European French, we can find:

  • French of France, the predominant variety of the French language in France, Monaco and Andorra
  • Belgian French, the variety of French language spoken mainly in the French Community of Belgium
  • Swiss French, the variety spoken in the French-speaking area of Switzerland
  • Luxembourg French, the variety spoken in the French-speaking area of Luxembourg

And also:


  1. ^ EUROPA, data for EU25, published before 2007 enlargement.

Further reading

  • Françoise Gadet (March 1996). "Variabilité, variation, variété: le français d'Europe". Journal of French Language Studies (in French): 75–98. doi:10.1017/S0959269500004981. ISSN 0959-2695. Wikidata Q104115899.
  • "Documents pour l'étude du français d'Europe". Canadian Journal of Linguistics (in French): 80–93. 1958. doi:10.1017/S0008413100025469. ISSN 0008-4131. Wikidata Q104117166.
  • François Poiré; Veranika Barysevich (2014). "La réalisation accentuelle des mots de fonction dans différents styles de parole du français européen" (PDF). Nouveaux cahiers de linguistique française (in French): 21–32. ISSN 1661-8246. Wikidata Q104117216.

See also

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