Monday, February 11, 2019

Fact of the Day: Bilingue

Greatly due to the province of Quebec, about 20-21% of Canadians are fluent in French. 

9 comments:

  1. When I visited Montreal a zillion years ago, that was the only time my horrible rendition of high school French came in handy.(lol) Hugs...RO

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  2. Girl scout song just popped into my head:

    Where you ever in Quebec,
    Stowing timber on a deck,
    Where a king with a golden crown
    Goes riding on a donkey.
    Hi ho, away we go
    Donkey riding, donkey riding
    Hi ho away we go
    Riding on a donkey.

    Song made no sense, but the tune was catchy.

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  3. Whoops. First word supposed to be "WERE" not "WHERE." Too early in the morning, I guess.

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  4. Forsythia, my sister and I used to sing "Donkey Riding" all the time when we were kids! (Yes, we're Canadian)

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  5. Very little French in the Toronto area these days. But when We drove once to Quebec it was so fun going into a McDonald's restaurant at the border and the food menu was in French!

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  6. I was in Toronto maybe 30 years ago, and the signs were printed in both English and French.

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  7. I remember this from my trip to Montreal. Luckily I spoke passable French at the time (but that was over 30 years ago).

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