Hello readers of Aprender Palavras, in this article we will learn a little about the interesting Québécois - French from Canada. You may have already seen something on the subject, but if you are scheduled to travel to Canada (Montreal, Quebec) you may feel confused with which language to communicate, so this article will bring some words common in “Québecois” (Canadian French) to facilitate their understanding.
NOTE: THE FEATURED PHRASE IS FRENCH FROM FRANCE AND IN FRONT OF THE TWO POINTS REFERRES TO QUÉBECOIS.
French x Quebecois
It is not a dialect, pidgin or Creole derived from French, Québecois is a language! is French, but with words different from the ones we are used to, the difference of this can be clear in the following comparison:
Brazilian Portuguese vs. European Portuguese (Portugal)
Spanish Americas x European Spanish (Spain)
Standard Arabic x Dialects (which closely resemble the MSA)
as we have seen, they are similar languages but with different vocabulary, pronunciation and often grammar, and Québecois is no exception, let's learn some very characteristic expressions of Québecois.
Canadian French (Québecois) is spoken in Canada especially in Quebec and Montreal, the number of French speakers is 9.5 million.
Le bleuet: La Myrtilles
Au revoir: Babaye, or Bye
D´Accord: Oakie Dou
La serviette: La napkin
La pause: La break
La petite amie: La blonde
La dispute: La chacote
Le siffleux: une mannotte
Le flocon de neige: Le brin de neige
La pomme de terre : La patate
Les meubles: Le butin
Le Bisou: le beau bis, le bec
N'avoir ni queue ni tête: n'avoir aucun sens.
Bonjour: Bon matin
L´avant - midi: Le matin
La coupe: Le catin
C´est bon: C´est correct
Le tartin: La toast
La Pastèque: Le melon d´eau
La Coca: Le coke
Le canape: Le Sofa/Le Divan
There are many other words in Québecois that this article did not cover, but you will undoubtedly be happy to discover the great differences between these two beautiful languages, this video explains more about this difference and teaches other words:
Perhaps you are wondering "Where to learn Québecois?" That site will help you.