Aug 012011
How do the French view Canadians? Can they tell the difference between Canadians and Americans?

(asked by Katie from… I guess Canada)   I’d be interested to know how the French view Canadians…and if they can they tell the difference between Canadians and Americans?   Well Katie, First of all, click on the link to get a little reminder about what the French think of Québécois (that’s “French Canadian” in English, even though they’re not French, they just speak the language). Now concerning “English-speaking Canadians” or Canadians as they’re called in English, it’s going to [Read the rest]

May 052009

(asked by David B. from Québec) I would like to know, what do the French really think of the Franco-Québécois, or even of the non-francophones from Quebec and Canada. Just to see as to how it differs from their overall and/or personal appreciation of that great American figure that is the college kid, the tourist, the expat, and their otherwise non as caricatural compatriots… Well, first you need to know that the French are fully aware that Franco-Québécois are very [Read the rest]

Aug 162008

(asked Lilabet from somewhere in Canada) Her full question: Since we’re on the topic of accents, I live in Canada and find that the Québec version of French seems more nasal than French French. If you’ve ever heard a Québécois(e) speak, do you find their version of French much different than yours? Both in terms of vocabulary and accent? Yeah, I’ve heard a lot of Québécois speak… Sadly, it seems that Québec has taken a habit to always send their [Read the rest]