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Why is Canadian French so weird?

Why is Canadian French so weird?

Laurentian French speakers shorten high vowels such as i, u, and ou, affecting the way certain words sound. This breaking up and elongating of vowels is very distinct to the French spoken in Canada. Take these for example: The third major difference lies in the nasal vowels, of which there are four in French.

Is Canadian French bad?

Quebecois French is a colourful language that is very distinct from the French spoken in Europe – including its swear words. For people from France, most of these expressions would have no particular profanity associated with them, but in Quebec French, they are considered to be vulgar.

Why do Québécois refuse to speak English?

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Knowing French is a definitive asset in Quebec because it is the official language of the province and the law forbids any employer to require the use of any other language unless he can prove the job require speaking that other language (usually English).

Are Québécois nice?

I have found people in Quebec City and other areas of Quebec I have visited …are very friendly, very polite, super nice and personable.

Is Quebec safe?

Quebec City and the surrounding region are known for being safe places to live. Quebec City has one of the lowest crime rates in North America and was also named the safest metropolitan area in Canada to raise children.

Do you know these 5 things about Quebec City?

Five Things You (Probably) Don’t Know About Quebec City. 1. French Not Required – Quebec is a complicated province. Thanks to a quirky history, the province is a bastion of French life in North America. French is the majority and sole official language of the province and about 80\% of the population are native francophones.

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Do you need to speak French to live in Quebec?

1. French Not Required – Quebec is a complicated province. Thanks to a quirky history, the province is a bastion of French life in North America. French is the majority and sole official language of the province and about 80\% of the population are native francophones. But don’t let this deter you!

Why do the French have a harder time understanding the Quebecois?

The French could have a harder time understanding an informal conversation with lots of slang. Many Quebecois TV shows I’ve watched aired in France have subtitles (which some Quebecois find insulting). I think it’s mainly due to the many vocabulary differences, slang, and cultural references and NOT the different accent or pronunciation.

How do French-speaking Canadians talk to European people?

Most French-speaking Canadians are able to switch from their more informal speech and slang to a more “formal”, “standard”, or “international” French without a problem when speaking to European-French people.