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French Translations

POZENA’s professional human translations from French to English and any other language or from English and any language into French are reliably performed by formally qualified native-speaking translators, assuring their consistently high quality.

Why choose professional French translations?


  • With around 80 million native speakers worldwide, French ranks as the 18th most spoken language in the world.
  • French is the official language of France (it is spoken as a native language by about 65 million French people). It also holds official status in Belgium (in the Wallonia region and in Brussels), Switzerland, Luxembourg, Monaco, Canada (in the provinces of Quebec, Ontario and New Brunswick) and Haiti. Outside Europe, French is one of the official languages in several African countries (former French colonies), such as Burkina Faso, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Gabon, Cameroon, Congo, Mali, the Republic of Central Africa, Senegal, and Ivory. Paradoxically, though, the French language is more popular in the Maghreb region (in Morocco, Algeria and Tunisia), where it does not have official status.
 
 

Cheapest French translation

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Professional Human French TranslationsRegular TranslationsExpress TranslationsCertified TranslationsSpecialist Subject Translations
net base rates per word of translation, GBP
Translations from English to Frenchfrom GBP 0.08 we do not charge extra for express translation individual project pricing upon content analysisindividual project pricing upon content analysis
Translations from French to Englishfrom GBP 0.09
Translations from French to Another Languagefrom GBP 0.08
Translations from Another Language to Frenchfrom GBP 0.09
Reviewed Translation (ISO17100 compliant)from +50% of base rate
DTP Feesfrom GBP 10 per page / GBP 30 per hour

POZENA’s professional French translations

  • Assurance of professional quality
  • Business-class reliability
  • Translators who are native-speakers of French
  • Translations for a broad range of industries and disciplines
  • Document translations of any type and format
  • Certified French translations
  • Specialist translations and non-standard requirements
  • Translations from French to English or any other language
  • Friendly and professional client service
  • Contact POZENA to discuss any multilingial project
 

French – basic information

  • French is a Romance language which originated from the variety of Latin spoken in Gaul. In the initial stages of its development, it was also influenced by the Celtic languages that were spoken in the early middle ages in northern Gaul. The first written account in French, the Oaths of Strasbourg, is dated 842 AD.
  • In France alone, there are many French regional dialects. Outside France, each Francophone country has its own distinctive variety of French. In Canada, for example, the French language is composed of several dialects, such as: Quebec French, Newfoundland French or Acadian French.
  • The purity of the French language is guarded by the Académie française (the French Academy). Established in 1635 by Cardinal Richelieu, it is the oldest language regulatory body in Europe. Outside Europe, French is promoted by the Organization internationale de la Francophonie.
  • Le français is an official language of many international organizations and institutions, such as the EU, NATO, the UN, the OECD, FIFA, the International Olympic Committee or the International Court of Justice.
 

Specialist industry translations from and into French

Certified translations

Legal translations

Translations for the energy sector

Military translations

Business translations

Marketing translations, localisation and copywriting

Translation of agreements and power of attorney

Translations of user guides and service manuals

Translations of technical documentation

Website translation

Translation of business offers and public tenders

Financial and Accounting translations

 

Basic words and phrases – English-French mini dictionary

  • yes - oui

  • no - non

  • please - s'il vous plaît

  • thank you - merci

  • sorry - pardon

  • good morning - bonjour

  • good evening - bonsoir

  • goodbye - au revoir

  • good night - bonne nuit

  • hi - salut

  • How are you? - Comment ça va?

  • good - bien

  • My name is… - Mon nom est...

  • I don't understand - Je ne comprends pas

  • I'm from the UK - Je suis de la Grande-Bretagne

 

Interesting facts

  • In the medieval period, French was the official language of the English royal court. In the 18th and 19th centuries, it served as the language of diplomacy, playing a pivotal role in international communication.
  • French, besides Latin, is one of the most influential European languages. Around 30% of English vocabulary is considered to have been derived from French.
  • French influence is particularly seen in the field of cuisine. Popular French borrowings include mustard, mayonnaise, sauce or casserole.
  • The Académie française guards the purity of French, by protecting it from the influx of Anglicisms, and postulating the use of native words. Among classical examples are such words as ordinateur (computer) or courriel (email). This trend also applies to common abbreviations. The French for NATO is OTAN while AIDS is SIDA.
  • The longest non-specialist word in French is the adverb anticonstitutionnellement (Eng. anticonstitutionally)