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French is a descendant of Vulgar (as opposed to Classical) Latin, the language spoken by the Romans who invaded Gaul in the first century BC.

The French dialect appeared around the ninth century and was a mix of Latin structure and vocabulary with Germanic and Celtic words. French as we now know it began to take shape in the seventeenth century, at the same time as the founding of the French Academy by Cardinal Richelieu in 1635. His aim was to retain the basic structure and the purity of the language and to resist all outside influences, particularly English!

Nowadays French is the official language of approximately thirty countries (among which are France, Belgium, Luxembourg and Canada). It is spoken by over 500 million people worldwide, both as first and second language and it hovers around the 10th position in the top of the most widely spoken languages in the world.

Spanish is today one of the world’s most popular languages, spoken by just over 400 million people as their native language, and a further 70 million second-language speakers in Europe and throughout the Americas. It is a major player in European business markets and in the EU.

Like French, Spanish (or “Castellano” as it is known in Spain) also has its roots in Vulgar or Common Latin; that collection of dialects spoken by legionaries, farmers and traders across the then Empire. The unification of Castile and Aragon in 1479 by the Catholic Kings saw the birth of the modern nation-state of Spain but it was not until 1611 that the first Spanish dictionary was published by Sebastien de Covarrubias.

Translation from and into French or Spanish is our speciality.

Our in-house translators guarantee the quality of your French or Spanish translation by thoroughly checking all the documents we send out. When it comes to French or Spanish translations we are confident that translationexpert.co.uk will exceed your expectations.