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À quoi ça sert ? Ça veut dire quoi ça ? Pourquoi c'est comme ça ?
What's the point? What does that mean? Why is it like that?
C'est ? C'est qui lui ? Un jour, une question !
Where is it? Who is he? One day, one question!
Comment est née la langue française ?
How was the French language born?
Du 14 au 22 mars c'est la fête de la langue française.
From March 14th to March 22nd the French language festival is being held.
Elle est célébrée sur les cinq continents. Pourquoi ?
It is celebrated on five continents. Why?
Parce que le français est parlé par 274 millions de personnes en France, en Belgique, au Québec, dans plusieurs pays d'Afrique avec des accents différents.
Because French is spoken by 274 million people in France, Belgium, Quebec, several African countries with different accents.
Partout les gens utilisent les mêmes mots et la même grammaire.
Everywhere people use the same words and the same grammar.
Mais il a fallu 25 siècles pour inventer cette langue.
But it took 25 centuries to invent this language.
Au fait connais-tu l'histoire de la langue française ?
By the way, do you know the history of the French language?
Au 5e siècle avant Jésus-Christ, la France parle trois langues : le grec, le ligure et le gaulois.
In the 5th century BC, France spoke three languages: Greek, Ligurian and Gallic.
En - 50, les Romains envahissent la France avec leur langue, le latin.
In - 50, the Romans invaded France with their language, Latin.
Au 5e siècle, le peuple des Francs prend leur place.
In the 5th century, the Franks took their place.
Ils prononcent le latin à leur manière, ajoutent leurs mots et créent ainsi une nouvelle langue : le roman.
They pronounced Latin in their own way, added their words and thus created a new language: Roman.
En 800 Charlemagne remet le latin dans les écoles et les églises.
In 800 Charlemagne put back Latin in schools and churches.
Alors les gens cultivés parlent latin, et le peuple, roman.
Then the educated people spoke Latin, and the people, Roman.
Au 10e siècle le roman a pris des centaines de formes différentes dans les régions.
In the 10th century, Roman took hundreds of different forms in the regions.
Pour dire oui, les gens du Nord disent "oïl".
To say yes, the people of the North said "oïl".
Les gens du Sud disent "oc".
The people of the South said "oc".
Peu à peu, c'est la langue parlée près de Paris qui se répand : le francien, ou français.
Little by little, it is the language spoken near Paris that spread: Francien, or French.
Pour que tous les habitants se comprennent, le roi François Ier décide en 1539 que les lois seront rédigées en français.
So that all the inhabitants understand each other, King Francis I decided in 1539 that laws would be drafted in French.
Et après la Révolution, l'école se fait en français.
And after the Revolution, school was done in French.
Au fil des siècles, des mots étrangers entrent dans la langue française.
Over the centuries, foreign words entered the French language.
"Pays" est un mot gaulois, "prudence" est latin, "magasin" est arabe et "internet" est anglais.
"Pays" is a Gallic word, "prudence" is Latin, "magasin" is Arabic and "internet" is English.
Tu vois : une langue, c'est vivant, ça grandit tout le temps.
You see: a language is alive, it grows all the time.
Tu te poses des questions ?
Are you asking yourself questions?
Nous, on y répond !
We answer them!
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