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The history of Monaco is known in precise detail from as far back as the thirteenth century. June 10, 1215, marks the birth of the future Principality: on that day, the Genoese Ghibellines led by Fulco del Cassello, who had long since seen the strategic importance of the Rock and was aware of the advantages of the harbour, came there to lay the first stone of the fortress, on whose foundations the Prince’s Palace lies today. They had previously obtained from the Emperor Henry VI, the successor of Frederick Barbarossa, sovereignty over the whole country and had bought the land necessary to carry out their architectural project. The fortress was re-enforced by ramparts, which gradually formed a complete girdle right round the Rock – it was considered a good way to keep intruders out and prevent flooding in heavy storms.
The Beauty of French
French is a beautiful sounding language with connotations to romance, love and fine culture. It can also remind us of times in the classroom, learning and reciting phrases in front of our classmates and teachers by rote, repeating numbers, questions and verb conjugations. Can this be the reason why Franglais is quite popular in English culture? From the early days of Shakespeare and Chaucer, French is one of those languages that we love to speak in half translation – as I’ve heard many people say before “that was très funny!” instead of “très amusant!” So where did this Interlingua of Franglais (portmanteau of French and Anglais) come about and why is it so popularly used?
Fundamentals of French Translations
French isn’t just the language of love. It’s also very much a language of business and industry, due to it’s millions of native speakers in some of the most influential countries around the world.
To say French language services are subsequently in-demand is a huge understatement, yet how do you go about choosing one that suits your business? Use the following five points as a guide for what a service should offer, and you won’t stray far from the mark.