Suggestion: Quebecois French Course
I would love an addition to the English-French Course or vice versa that teaches the Quebecois dialects!
It should be a separate section added on to the existing courses.
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The only Quebecois words you would need to know if visiting Quebec:
- dép = dépanneur = corner store/convenience store (where you can also buy beer/wine...unlike other parts of Canada)
- Poutine = Fries topped with gravy and curd cheese (must squeak when you bite it)
- SAQ = pronounced like the word "sac" meaning "bag"; stands for Société des alcools du Québec; they sell all your alcoholic beverage needs; also pronounced the same way by anglos
- steamie = a steamed hot dog, usually $0.50/each at "La Belle Province" (familiarly called "La Belle's" in English; price might be off, I haven't been there in a long time)
- Habs = short for "Les Habitants"; the nickname for the Montreal Canadiens (NHL hockey team); commonly heard in the chant "Go Habs Go!"
- smoke = cigarette(s)
- char = car (I've rarely heard "auto" used except by mechanics and people making the extra effort to speak "France" french)
- gaz = equally used as "essence"; meaning gas for your car (I don't think "gaz" is used that way in France); keep your eyes peeled for the "Gaz-O-Bar"
That should be a good starter for a Quebec vacation, or at least a night out in Montreal.
I'd suggest looking up Quebec t.v. shows on youtube. I don't support the idea of learning dialects here, as much as I'd like to learn some Austrian terms/expressions.