https://www.duolingo.com/profile/TheAlex67

I keep thinking "Dejeuner" means "Breakfast" because of this ONE THING. Someone explain!

Ok so where I live almost every box has a french translation on it.

On this box, 'Breakfast' translates to 'dejeuner' instead of 'petit dejeuner'. Every time I must translate Breakfast, I end up thinking of that box and getting confused.

Can someone please explain if in certain situations 'breakfast' translates to just 'dejeuner?'

March 20, 2019

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Aileme

http://www.pendletontranslations.com/france-french-vs-quebec-french/

Duolingo teaches French as spoken in France, there are differences in Canada

March 20, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/TheAlex67

well that explains a lot! I thought they just didn't hire good translators maybe.

March 20, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Shy874880

how different is Canadian French from French spoken in France

March 21, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Zig_Zag_Wanderer

This video seems fairly comprensive :

https://youtu.be/A9rh3lqdtT0

March 21, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/foqus555

https://www.chezcora.com/fr/ Good place for breakfast in Montréal. Their menu calls breakfast "dejeuner". "Québécois"

March 20, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Giovanna-Louise

Chezcora is an awesome breakfast place ChezCora now is Canada wide and has breakfast restaurants as far as Vancouver! They are super! :-))

dejeuner is the original French word for breakfast. (compare, Spanish, desayuno.) so it remained in Quebec , Belgium and elsewhere , while France is using the later Parisian version, petit dejeuner.

March 20, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Zig_Zag_Wanderer

Second breakfast? :)

March 20, 2019
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