Do you know that you can read some easy French, even if you never had a French lesson!
Because so many French words resemble English words, you will be able to get the gist of some French writing just by reading the French words that resemble English words.
You probably will not be able to make out entire sentences, but you should be able to understand enough French words and phrases to get the main ideas.
These passages are called Easy French because in most of these excerpts the French words that resemble English words are in capital letters to make reading this French easier for you.
Simply skim through these excerpts reading only the French words in capital letters that resemble English words, and this should enable you to understand the main ideas.
This is similar to something you may have done while reading English, skimming through any written article, not reading every word, but instead picking out only the main ideas.
The larger your English vocabulary is, the more foreign words you will recognize as being related to English.
The French words may not mean exactly the same thing as the English words they resemble, but they usually mean something similar.
You will understand the meanings of many main words that resemble English, so you might be able to figure out the meanings of some of the other French words.
Few people ever attempt to read a foreign language unless they have studied it, but the truth is that the many words similar to English will enable you to read some in these Easiest Foreign Languages if you try.
The easiest foreign language for you to read may be French.
All ten Easiest Foreign Languages having thousands of words similar to English are easier to read compared to any other foreign language.
French may be the easiest foreign language for you to read because it has the most words similar to English. So when you try to read French you be able to understand some because so many French words have entered English.
As an English speaker, you will recognize many more words in written French than in Dutch or German - even though the latter two languages are linguistically closer to English.
Read French When You Travel
These French passages demonstrate that the many words in French similar to English will enable you to attempt to read some of the French writing you will encounter on a visit to France, or any other French-speaking country.
So when you see French in print, you can skim through it looking for words you recognize as related to English.
When you travel, recognizing even a few words related to English can be of help to you in foreign countries.
Seeing words similar to English in French will enable you to begin to read some French.
You can try to read French at your own pace, unlike being forced to keep up when trying to listen to a foreigner speak French.
Since so many French words resemble English, it makes sense to take advantage of your entire lifetime of experience with the English words that resemble French words.
Although many Europeans can speak English, some still cannot speak English. For tourists, learning to read some French words is a crucial ability to develop because it permits tourists to get by even though they are unable to speak French, nor able to understand what French people might say to them in French.