Velociraptor saidOui. J'ai etudie pendant deux anne a mon universite.
I took the useless languages; French and Latin. Should have taken Spanish.
Im sorry to tell you that French is quiet a worldwide spread language. Most of African countries are speaking French, lots of Islands, Canada, South East Asia, Louisiana.Latin is useless. I did learn German, and its quiet usefull for european, but not worldwide. Same situation I guess for you with spanish, only Spain and South American countries use it!
Have a look at this : French is the most influencial language after english, even if its not spoken by the majority worldwide
French is actually quite useless - hardly essential.
English is the lingua franca of our day, and you know that pisses off the French. Tough shit, France opted for managed national decline long ago.
In fairness to the French, it's not that difficult to piss them off. They get a bug up their ass at the drop of a chapeau.
Im not saying that french is the first language... I know that english is the lingua franca of our day. French comes second with spanish. I think its quiet arrogant from english speaking people (mostly americans) to considare that they dont even need to learn an other language. I do speak French, English, German and Spanish, and it didnt pissed me off to learn them. I think its beeing open minded, and just aware that you are not alone in the world, and you do need to interact with others.
PS: France didnt managed to decline, we only are growing slowly and constantly. Capitalism destroy the world today, and it havent been create by French. We know that we arent the most powerfull, or influencial country in the world, but we only are 63 millions, again 350 millions Americans, or 1300 millions Chinese. SO we I think we manage quiet well, maybe not from a capitalist regard, but we maintain, our familly structure, way of life, indentity... Just give me an other "little country" (by size), who have the same "Aura". Keep in mind that we still are the first country for tourism, 73 millions people coming every years (more than our population)... France still interest the world, and we proud of it!