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  French language - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
French (French: français) is the third of the Romance languages in terms of number of speakers, after Spanish and Portuguese.
The earliest extant text in French is the Oaths of Strasbourg from 842; Old French became a literary language with the chansons de geste that told tales of the paladins of Charlemagne and the heroes of the Crusades.
French is an official language of New Brunswick, the Yukon Territory, the Northwest Territories, and Nunavut.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/French_language   (3669 words)

 Free French Forces - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Free France is considered to have been the de jure government of France in exile as of June 18, 1940.
Free French soldiers participated in the Allied North African campaign, in Libya and Egypt.
By September 1944, the Free French forces stood at 560,000, which rose to 1 million by the end of 1944, and were fighting in Alsace, the Alps and Brittany.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Free_French_Forces   (1131 words)

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The Free French Forces (Forces Françaises Libres in French) were French fighters who decided to go on fighting against Germany after the Fall of France and German occupation and to fight against Vichy France in World War II.
General Charles de Gaulle was a member of the French Cabinet in 1940 and escaped from the German occupation in France.
Free French forces also fought Italian troops in Ethiopia and Eritrea and faced French troops loyal to Vichy France in Syria and Lebanon.
www.informationgenius.com /encyclopedia/f/fr/free_french_forces.html   (595 words)

 Encyclopedia: Free French   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-06)
French Indochina and the French colonies of Gudadeloupe and Martinique in the West Indies remained under Vichy government control.
After French General Henri Giraud broke his parole given to the Germans and rejoined the war in Operation Torch, the allied invasion of Vichy-controlled French North Africa, de Gaulle outmaneuvered him to keep his leadership of the Free French.
The Free French 2nd Armoured Division, under General Philippe Leclerc, landed at Normandy and eventually led the drive towards Paris.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Free-French   (706 words)

 Learn French Language - Free Conversational French Lessons Online - Common French Words and Phrases   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-06)
The key is to immerse yourself in the language and use it as often as possible in order to build up your skills of speaking it and listening to it, understanding and comprehending it...
The Phrasebase website is the ultimate environment allowing you to read an French Alphabet based phonetic spelling of common and useful everyday phrases in effort to memorize it and it's meaning.
French Language Exchange Pen-Pals - Community of people from around the world interested in teaching you their language and sharing their culture with you.
phrasebase.com /learn/french.php   (1872 words)

 Learn free: French Lessons
Test your French level now, a quick and simple to use evaluation for all levels.
Learn French at Home offers the possibility of learning French from your home with the help of a friendly native French teacher over the phone or via the Internet.
With the French grammar, you can begin to build an in-depth comprehension, the rules of masculine, feminine, tenses and much more.
www.france-pub.com /french   (546 words)

 Free French --  Encyclopædia Britannica
It does not have the steady, abstract rhythm of traditional poetry; its rhythms are based on patterned elements such as sounds, words, phrases, sentences, and paragraphs, rather than on the traditional prosodic units of...
French trade union federation that evolved from the French Confederation of Christian Workers (Confédération Française des Travailleurs Chrétiens, or CFTC).
The experience of fighting alongside Charles de Gaulle's Free French forces during World War II raised the profile and the political consciousness of France's African colonies.
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 Links to free French language learning tools   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-06)
Originally built for students at the University of Texas at Austin as a user-friendly guide to French grammar, this web site may be profitably used by any learner of French, provided he or she possess a sense of humor.
Tex's French Grammar is arranged like many other traditional reference grammars with the parts of speech (nouns, verbs, etc.) used to categorize specific grammar items (gender of nouns, irregular verbs).
French grammar and syntax points which might be sometimes "rocky" for English speakers.
www.rivieracom.net /french/grambdy.htm   (967 words)

 Free French Training at Turner Field, Albany, Georgia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-06)
According to the French memoirs of the time, Captain Griffin was a ‘colorful individual who spoke French like the Parisians of the street of the time and who consumed whisky 24 hours of 24.
The Free French were training at the same time another group of Americans were (AMERICAN TRAINING) training.
The French telling of their story at Turner Field is, in itself, colorful and shows the joy and amazement they felt at much they experienced that was American.
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 Fluent French
In French magazines the beginning of an article is often reused verbatim as the squib which appears in the table of contents.
French acronyms (called acronymes and sigles in French) have a different-less aesthetic to me at first-ring to them than English ones: SMEREP is the Société mutualiste des étudiants de la région parisienne (Student's Mutual Insurance Company of the Greater Paris Area).
The plural of an acroynym is unchanged in French:
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 French opera theatre free music movies downloads   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-06)
This revived a traditional opposition between the French and the Italian that had occurred a hundred years before, when the Italian-born Cardinal Mazarin was blamed by politicians for the high cost of Italian opera that he had had staged in Paris and forced into exile.
The literary war that arose, known as the Querelle des Bouffons, was initiated by the German diplomat and critic, Baron Friedrich Melchior von Grimm, at one time a friend of the Mozarts.
He had harsh comments to make on French opera and was later joined in his strictures by Rousseau.
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 Dubious plan to free French hostages snags Chirac in fiasco
The two hostages, Georges Malbrunot of the French daily Le Figaro and Christian Chesnot of Radio France International, were kidnapped Aug. 20 by a shadowy extremist group, the Islamic Army in Iraq, that demanded that the French government rescind its ban on Islamic head scarves in public schools.
Bruno Gollnisch, a leading figure of the French extreme right for whom Brett once worked, said he fired him for pretending to be a former naval officer and for carrying a forged firearms permit.
As for the two French journalists, the government says it is doing all it can to secure their release, sending Foreign Minister Michel Barnier to Iraq in mid-September, followed by a delegation of Muslim leaders.
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 Amazon.com: Books: The French Army 1939-45 (2) : Free French, Fighting French & the Army of Liberation (Men-At-Arms ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-06)
In this companion volume to MAA 315: The French Army 1939-45 (I), Ian Sumner and François Vauvillier examine the history, uniforms and insignia of the Free French, Fighting French and the Army of Liberation.
Free French, North Africa, Army of Africa, Western Desert, Army of the Armistice, Croix de Guerre, Great Britain, Bir Hakeim, Vichy Government, French Squadron, French West Africa, General Giraud, General Guillaume, General Juin, Bataillon de Marche, Commandos de France, French Navy, Colonel Leclerc, Brigade Française Libre, Groupement de Choc
The French Army, US Army, British Army, and Italian Army series all have three volumes, covering the major theatres and time periods of the war.
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 Resources for Learning French
The course starts in French from the first instant, and is built around a story that involves the kinds of day to day activities that are often neglected in literary-oriented language courses.
In learning French, I found that the most difficult words to master were what I came to call "linguistic glue," the adjectives, adverbs, prepositions, and conjunctions that link verbs and nouns into complete sentences.
I've found that keeping this card at hand while reading French documents saves an enormous amount of time compared to flipping through a dictionary, and is an excellent way to commit these words and their usage to memory.
www.fourmilab.ch /francais/lfrench.html   (4604 words)

 Free French Forces
broadcast an appeal on BBC radio for French men and women to join him and the British in the fight against Nazi Germany.
After much discussion Moulin persuaded the eight major resistance groups to form the Conseil National de la Resistance (CNR) and got their agreement to join the Free French forces during the liberation of France.
After the D-day landings the Free French forces numbered over 400,000 men and women.
www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk /2WWfreefrench.htm   (295 words)

 Yamada Language Center: French WWW guide
French is offered at University of Oregon by the Department of Romance Languages.
French 198 "Special Topics in French" Coastline Community College, in Fountain Valley, California, French 198
French culture lessons with pictures and audio from Penn
babel.uoregon.edu /yamada/guides/french.html   (284 words)

 French National Police - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A police boat on the Seine River in Paris
The National Police is divided into three corps, in the terminology of the French Civil Service, in ascending order of seniority:
Service de protection des hautes personnalités (Important Persons Protection Service; SPHP) - VIP protection, although the President of France is protected by the French Gendarmerie
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/French_National_Police   (603 words)

 French Language Course Pages
The following French course is intended to allow you to understand written French (newspapers, articles, magazines, signs on the road during your next trip in France, etc.) and to write a letter to a French friend or correspondent.
I would have liked to teach you spoken French but unfortunately, the Web is not the good medium for that.
In the first five lessons, I will especially focus on the grammatical aspects of the French language in order to be able to go into conversations rapidly.
www.jump-gate.com /languages/french   (312 words)

 French Bibles
French NIV version in Adobe Reader format from the International Bible Society
Free French Bible download for Palm OS and WinCE (PocketPC) and PC from Olivetree.com
Visit Ethnic Harvest for practical articles, stories, free demographics and resources to help your church become more effective at cross-cultural ministry.
www.ethnicharvest.org /bibles/french.htm   (198 words)

 I-Hate-France.com - France Sucks
The last time the French asked for 'more proof' it came marching into Paris under a German flag.
Over 125,000 Americans died on French & European soil from October 1917 until November 1918 - mostly fighting to free France from German invasion.
Over 400,000 Americans died fighting in World War 2, again in large part fighting to free France from German occupation.
www.i-hate-france.com   (159 words)

 Parlo - courses
If so, these courses cover all of the aspects of written and spoken French that you will need to work toward fluency.
Explore the world of French food and wine as you master useful words and expressions.
You'll gain unique insights into French food and wine culture by visiting real locations -- from a Paris bistro to a food market in Provence.
www.parlo.com /fr/learn/courses/index_en.asp   (128 words)

 English to French, Italian, and Spanish Dictionary - WordReference.com
The French and Italian dictionaries are also large and growing.
The French dictionary has over 250,000 translations and the Italian dictionary has nearly 200,000.
Supporting the translation dictionaries, we also have language forums where more than 20,000 registered members help one another with questions about grammar, style, linguistics, slang, etymology, pronunciation and translation of words and phrases.
www.wordreference.com   (223 words)

 France & The French Life Style   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-06)
Article on French life style in the heart of France.
Article that looks at the history of this incredible canal, which is now part of the tourist industry.
The French believe it's their right to hunt - something which is very popular in France.......
www.thewritefrenchlife.com   (446 words)

 Causes of the French Revolution Free Essay
Sure, that is a revolution, but there is another definition, one that uses the word revolution to describe a sudden change or series of changes to something.
During the years of the French Revolution there were many changes and attempts at changing France’s government, economy, and social structure.
The true cause of the French Revolution is not based on one event, but more-so on the merging of three things in the same time period.
www.findfreepapers.com /viewpaper/14934.html   (197 words)

 Libre - TheBestLinks.com - English language, Encyclopedia, French language, Free software, ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-06)
Spanish and French (but not Latin itself, where the spelling is liber) that denotes the state of being free, as in "having freedom".
GNU programmers often talk about free speech (libre) and free beer (gratis), as the word free in English does not distinguish between these meanings.
Content is available under GNU Free Documentation License 1.2.
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 Encyclopedia article on Free French Forces [EncycloZine]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-06)
Composition and situation of the Free French Force in combat (
This article is licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License.
Products related to Free French Forces: books, DVD, electronics, garden, kitchen, magazines, music, photo, posters, software, tools, toys, VHS, videogames
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 FREELANG - French-English and English-French free dictionary
If you have a question about French language, just send us an email or use this form to contact us.
French software dictionaries for Windows, Pocket PC, Palm OS, Mobile phones from LingvoSoft.
If you love France and the French language, you'll want to subscribe to Champs-Elysées, the audiomagazine for intermediate-to-advanced speakers of French.
www.freelang.net /dictionary/french.html   (71 words)

 The French Tutorial, Learn French for free - The French Tutorial Standard Edition
The French Tutorial, Learn French for free - The French Tutorial Standard Edition
Learn French Abroad with Cactus Language, the language specialists.
a french language course designed to take you to a Basic Level of French in 4 to 6 weeks only.
www.frenchtutorial.com /standard   (42 words)

 Fun And Fancy Free (English/French/Spanish DVD Gold Collection)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-06)
FUN AND FANCY FREE, Walt Disney's 9th full-length animated masterpiece, is a delightful gem that not only sparkles with charm, but is unbelievably rich in history-making Disney moments.
It was the last animated feature starring Walt Disney as the voice of Mickey Mouse, and the only film featuring all four of Walt Disney's most famous characters -- Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck, Goofy, and Jiminy Cricket.
Following Disney's classic tradition of great storytelling, unforgettable characters, music, and adventure, FUN AND FANCY FREE is the joyful telling of BONGO and MICKEY & THE BEANSTALK, two timeless tales magically brought to life by the beloved Jiminy Cricket and the masterful combination of animation and live action.
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