Will I be able to understand Quebecois if I learn French?
I realize people in Quebec speak French, but from what I understand it's different from the French spoken in France. I realize learning French on Duolingo and other sources will give me a good understanding of the language, but I'm wondering how far that would get me if I went to visit Montreal? I'm Canadian, so understanding Quebec French would certainly be beneficial for my day-to-day life as I plan on potentially moving to Ottawa in the future!
The French spoken in Quebec is sort of different from the one in France. So on Duolingo, you might be learning most of the same but some words are different from the Quebecois way of french. That is what my teacher taught me, I don't think Duolingo will get you far in french if you just do Duolingo. Whenever I do Duolingo most of what I just did I forget in a matter of seconds after finishing the lesson. So try to do some non-online things too to help with more work that is interactive.
Example for happy birthday: the people in France would say Joyeux Anniversaire In Quebec, they say bonne fête
I have no idea what that was hope it was somewhat helpful.
Vous devriez regarder 'Au Service de la France' (Netflix et peut-être Youtube) saison deux, épisode trois. C'est quand une délégation de Québec arrive à Paris pour rendez-vous avec des agents de 'les services secrets français'. C'est très drôle. Regardez commençant environs treize minutes de l'épisode. (et toute la sèrie est assez bonne)