French, a Romance language, is widely regarded to be among the most beautiful languages in the world. A Romance language is a language that uses Latin — historically spoken by the ancient Romans — as its root. And while French shares the Romance descriptor with heavyweights like Italian and Spanish, it is undoubtedly one of the most fascinating Romance languages. Here are some of the most interesting facts about French.
French is spoken across the entire globe.
Second only to English, French is among the top languages for the number of countries where it has official status. It is also the only language, alongside English, that is taught in every country in the world. It boasts over 100 million students and 2 million teachers. In fact, the number of French speakers has tripled since 1945.