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Steve

Steve

How different is the canadian accent from the french accent? Is it like british English and american English?

I have to admit I couldn't actually tell much of a difference (but then again I"ve only just started learning French). Here is some more information that might be helpful to you: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quebec_French
Shuang

Shuang

I'll say they are more different from each other than British and American English accents. Basically, I've been learning French from ppl who come from France. But when I talk to local Montrealers, most of the time I just don't have a clue. And if u go to remote little towns in Quebec, it's kinda impossible to know what are they talking about.

I have lived in Canada all my life. Therefore, I have gotten used to the French-Canadian accent. I don't believe there is so much of a difference that people will not be able to understand you, if you speak French-French or Parisian-French. Personally, I find Parisian French very difficult to understand. I don't think you should worry too much about the accent, if you are going to Quebec. However, you should learn some very Quebec vocabulary. One resource that I have found very good is a Radio Program called "C'est la vie". It is produced by CBC (Canada's National Public Broadcaster) therefore, the program quality is very good. The first 20 mins is an interview show, However, they have the word of the week at the end of each show. This would allow you to leave some French-Canadian vocabulaire. The show's website is: http://www.cbc.ca/cestlavie/
den282

den282

So is this a good program to learn canadian-french?
Technician

Technician

Hi I am new to learning french and I am new to Rocket French. Seen the sale and I said Ok good deal but I really do not know how good the program is yet. But I learned any program or even course you take in Canada will teach you the most common dialect and the french commonly spoken in France. You should also keep in mind french changes is Canada, Quebec french is different in the cities that the far east. French in Quebec is different than in Nova Scotia. So my plan is to learn all I can and not worry about the accent or minor things. Really the only way I will ever be able to speak a local dialect 100%, in Paris, Montreal, the French communities in Acadia is too live there many years, Total immersion.
Mary-R

Mary-R

im new to and ya i want to speak french now so salue comment ca va hahaha
Iman-b

Iman-b

my accent french language is very bad ? what do u suggest to improve my accent ? is the differences between french accent and Canadian accent like British and American accent ? thanks
Marie-Claire-Riviere

Marie-Claire-Riviere

Bonjour Iman, I would suggest that you listen a lot to the radio and news programs online. This way you will get used to the sound of the language and slowly you will be able to copy it. The different between the French accent and the Canadian accent is big. It can be compared to the difference between British and American however most British and American people can understand each other. Sometimes French people find it difficult to understand a strong Canadian French accent but people from Canada understand well the French accent. French in Canada has often been said to be more "pure" than French from France. This is because the French often assimilate English words into their language whereas in Canada, they prefer to come up with their own, French words. For example, "chewing gum in France is said, "le chewing-gum", whereas in Canada it is "pâte à macher". J'espère que cela vous aide! - I hope this helps! - Marie-Claire

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