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The biggest markets for my books outside the UK are France and Italy, and those are the two countries where I also have the closest personal relationships with my translators - I don't know whether that's a coincidence, or if there's something to be learned from it.
Jonathan Coe

Meaning of "France" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF FRANCE

France  [frɑːns] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF FRANCE

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
France is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES FRANCE MEAN IN ENGLISH?

France

France

France (UK: /frɑːns/; US: i/fræns/; French: ( listen)), officially the French Republic (French: République française ), is a sovereign country in Western Europe that includes several overseas regions and territories. Metropolitan France extends from the Mediterranean Sea to the English Channel and the North Sea, and from the Rhine to the Atlantic Ocean. It is one of only three countries (with Morocco and Spain) to have both Atlantic and Mediterranean coastlines. Due to its shape, it is often referred to in French as l’Hexagone ("The Hexagon"). By area, France is the 42nd largest country in the world but the largest country in Western Europe and the European Union, and the third-largest in Europe as a whole. With a population approaching 67 million, it is the 20th most populated country and the second-most populated country in the EU. France is a unitary semi-presidential republic with its capital in Paris, the nation's largest city and the main cultural and commercial center. The current Constitution of France, adopted by referendum on 4 October 1958, establishes the country as secular and democratic, with its sovereignty derived from the people.

Definition of France in the English dictionary

The definition of France in the dictionary is a republic in W Europe, between the English Channel, the Mediterranean, and the Atlantic: the largest country wholly in Europe; became a republic in 1793 after the French Revolution and an empire in 1804 under Napoleon; reverted to a monarchy, followed by the Second Republic, the Second Empire, the Third Republic, and the Fourth and Fifth Republics ; a member of the European Union. It is generally flat or undulating in the north and west and mountainous in the south and east. Official language: French. Religion: Roman Catholic majority. Currency: euro. Capital: Paris. Pop: 62 814 233. Area: 551 600 sq km related adjectives French Gallic.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH FRANCE


advance
ədˈvɑːns
Afrikaans
ˌæfrɪˈkɑːns
break-dance
ˈbreɪkˌdɑːns
chance
tʃɑːns
dance
dɑːns
disentrance
ˌdɪsɪnˈtrɑːns
elance
ɪˈlɑːns
enhance
ɪnˈhɑːns
folk-dance
ˈfəʊkˌdɑːns
freelance
ˈfriːˌlɑːns
glance
ɡlɑːns
kans
kɑːns
krans
krɑːns
lance
lɑːns
nuance
njuːˈɑːns
prance
prɑːns
rance
rɑːns
tap-dance
tæp dɑːns
trance
trɑːns
transe
trɑːns

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE FRANCE

Francesca
franchise
franchise holder
franchisee
franchisement
franchiser
franchisor
Francis
Francis de Sales
Francis I
Francis II
Francis of Assisi
Francis of Sales
Francis turbine
Francis Xavier
Franciscan
francium
francize
Franck

WORDS THAT END LIKE FRANCE

appearance
assistance
assurance
car insurance
clearance
customs clearance
disappearance
endurance
entrance
fragrance
health insurance
ignorance
insurance
intolerance
life insurance
put in an appearance
remembrance
tolerance
Torrance
travel insurance
zero tolerance

Synonyms and antonyms of France in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «France» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF FRANCE

Find out the translation of France to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of France from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «France» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

法国
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

Francia
570 millions of speakers

English

France
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

फ्रांस
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

فَرَنسا
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

Франция
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

França
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

ফ্রান্স
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

France
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Perancis
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Frankreich
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

フランス
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

프랑스
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Prancis
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

nước Pháp
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

பிரான்ஸ்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

फ्रान्स
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Fransa
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

Francia
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

Francja
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

Франція
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

Franța
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

Γαλλία
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

Frankryk
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

Frankrike
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

Frankrike
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of France

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «FRANCE»

The term «France» is very widely used and occupies the 861 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «FRANCE» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about France

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10 QUOTES WITH «FRANCE»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word France.
1
Keren Ann
Well, I grew up between Holland and Israel and then moved to France when I was eleven.
2
Berenice Bejo
Here, you go to the supermarket and you have wipes to clean your hands before shopping. No, we don't have that in France, but we recycle.
3
Daniel Boulud
I think in France, for example, we can say whatever we want about the French, but going out and dining is more about the intellectual moment to share with the people you dine with than trying to figure out what the chef did with that little piece of salmon or lobster and all that.
4
Carole Bouquet
I did get offers from Hollywood, but they were all scripts with monsters in them. If I had done them, I would have disappeared. I would have come back to France anyway, and I would have had to start all over again and lost a lot of time.
5
Louise Bourgeois
I was a 'runaway girl' from France who married an American and moved to New York City. I'm not sure I would have continued as an artist had I remained in Paris because of the family setup.
6
Lizzie Brochere
In France, we don't yet have the craft that American TV does or big studios like Paramount. It was so cool going through those famous gates when you have your own little pass and picture on it. Woo hoo, I'm going to work!
7
Carla Bruni
I hoped that, you know, France wouldn't mind about, you know, the wife of their president to having a job.
8
Julia Child
In France, cooking is a serious art form and a national sport.
9
Jonathan Coe
The biggest markets for my books outside the UK are France and Italy, and those are the two countries where I also have the closest personal relationships with my translators - I don't know whether that's a coincidence, or if there's something to be learned from it.
10
Bob Corker
It is not really our country so much is the problem, it's sort of the parasitic relationship that Canada, and France, and other countries have towards us.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «FRANCE»

Discover the use of France in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to France and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Nice Is Just a Place in France: How to Win at Basically ...
DON’T BE UGLY. We didn’t come up with these life lessons. We’re just the ones who wrote it all down. This is not self-help. Self-help is for fat people and divorcées. This is how to deal with your problems when you have no problems.
The Betches, 2013
2
My Life in France
From the Trade Paperback edition.
Julia Child, Alex Prud'Homme, 2006
3
Summers in France
Excursions to flea markets and antiques shops and snapshots of outdoor activities punctuate this luscious book of French country living, which includes home design and ideas plus favorite recipes for Mediterranean-inspired lunches and ...
Kathryn M. Ireland, 2010
4
France:
This book makes available to the English-speaking world the most authoritative single survey of the geography of France yet published.
Philippe Pinchemel, Chantal Balley, 1986
5
France
Provides a concise overview of France's history, from its beginnings to the present day (2002) by use of time-lines, sidebars, illustrations, and quotes.
Ian Littlewood, 2002
6
France: Be Fluent in French Life and Culture
Through exploring the people, movements and the lifestyles that have shaped the French experience, you will come to an intimate understanding of France and the French. This is not a travel guide or a manual on living in France.
Andrew Whittaker, 2008
7
The Pasteurization of France
Describes Pasteur's roles in improving health practices in France and identifies the other forces that helped implement his ideas about health care.
Bruno Latour, 1993
8
France
Examines the history of France from prehistoric times to the twentieth century and discusses its culture, daily life, economics, and social changes.
Laurel Corona, 2002
9
France, Fin de Siècle
In this book the importance of telephones, plumbing, and central heating outranks such traditional subjects as international developments, the rise of organized labor, and the spread of socialism.
Eugen Weber, 1986
10
A Concise History of France
This book provides a clear and up-to-date guide to French history from the early middle ages to the present--from Charlemagne to Chirac.
Roger Price, 2005

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «FRANCE»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term France is used in the context of the following news items.
1
France works for Greek debt agreement as Germany takes tough …
France will continue to be a "point of contact" in talks about Greece's debt , Finance Minister Michel Sapin said Saturday, as Greek and Italian ... «RFI, Jul 15»
2
Chris Froome keeps Tour de France lead but Alexis Vuillermoz …
Chris Froome had previously described the challenging opening week of this year's Tour de France as “a series of Classics” to be negotiated ... «The Guardian, Jul 15»
3
Tour de France Stage 9 Preview: Everything You Need to Know
The Tour de France last included a team time trial (TTT) in 2013, a 25km stage in and around downtown Nice. This year's TTT is much different. «Bicycling, Jul 15»
4
On This Day: France beat Brazil in World Cup final
Defending champions Brazil lined up against host nation France in the 1998 World Cup final looking to win the tournament for the fifth time, ... «Sports Mole, Jul 15»
5
Tour de France 2015: stage eight highlights – video
Alexis Vuillermoz of France stunned the favourites by sprinting to victory at the summit of Mûr de Bretagne to claim stage eight. Slovakia's Peter ... «The Guardian, Jul 15»
6
France says 'decision time' has come in Iran nuclear talks
VIENNA France's foreign minister appeared to put pressure on the United States and Iran on Saturday to speed up nuclear talks, saying all ... «Reuters, Jul 15»
7
Tour de France cyclist Luca Paolini tests positive for cocaine …
Italian Luca Paolini has tested positive for cocaine and has been provisionally suspended, ending his Tour de France, cycling's world ... «Daily Mail, Jul 15»
8
France condemns Serbian prime minister attack at Srebrenica
France has condemned a stone-throwing attack by an angry mob that forced Serbian Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic to flee a ceremony ... «RFI, Jul 15»
9
For the Liberty of France
In late 1944, Charles Kaiser's uncle, a U.S. Army lieutenant, stayed for a while at the Paris residence of two sisters, Christiane and Jacqueline ... «Washington Free Beacon, Jul 15»
10
Eritrean cyclist earns King of the Mountains jersey at Tour de France
MTN-Qhubeka rider Daniel Teklehaimanot of Eritrea (L) wtih two racers on his tail during a break away in the 6th stage of the Tour de France ... «PRI, Jul 15»

REFERENCE
« EDUCALINGO. France [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/france>. Jul 2020 ».
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