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Learn Canadian French

French Canadian is a Romance language with lots of similarities in grammar and vocabulary, making it easier to pick up one if you've learnt another. The Latin-based Romance languages are mostly spoken in the area of the former Western Roman Empire. However, many are now also spoken beyond Europe, including Portuguese in Brazil, Spanish in Latin America, and French in Canada. So maybe you’ll be tempted to learn more than one?§

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Fun facts about Canadian French

There are quite a few differences in vocabulary between European and Canadian French, such as blonde for girlfriend instead of petite amie, croustilles for crisps instead of chips, and frette for cold instead of froid.

In very casual street language, 'you and me' or 'toi et moi' tends to sound more like 'toé et moé' which was in fact the classic French pronunciation before the French Revolution.

Canadian French is happier than European French to borrow words from English, as well as from Canadian First Nation languages.

The expression 'lâche pas la patate' means 'don't give up' but literally translates as 'don't let go of the potato'!

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