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Old 05-13-2010, 09:22 AM
 
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OMG, I've been calling like 20 restaraunts in Montreal and Quebec City, most of them do NOT speak English.

Some of them even hung up on me because I spoke English.
They live in English speaking country and should be able to speak English in order to get job... what I think!

That means non-french speakers is hard to live and be in Quebec
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Old 05-13-2010, 09:28 AM
 
Location: Tower of Heaven
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I'm french and it's famous you know.Quebecois are afraid to see the french language killed by english, because the main city of Quebec, Montreal, is "invaded" by english-speakers.
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Old 05-13-2010, 09:31 AM
 
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I'm french and it's famous you know.Quebecois are afraid to see the french language killed by english, because the main city of Quebec, Montreal, is "invaded" by english-speakers.

I understand, but since French is the second most widely spoken language in the world, there's no way it would be killed.
I wish the U.S. was much more French than Spanish! I love French and wish I spoke it fluently!!!!!
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Old 05-13-2010, 09:47 AM
 
Location: Tower of Heaven
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French isn't the second most spoken language anymore ! Spanish and mandarin are ahead.
But learning french can remain interesting.
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Old 05-13-2010, 10:03 AM
 
Location: Gatineau, Québec
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OMG, I've been calling like 20 restaraunts in Montreal and Quebec City, most of them do NOT speak English.
Roughly 65-70% of the population of Quebec speaks only French.

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Some of them even hung up on me because I spoke English.
They live in English speaking country and should be able to speak English in order to get job... what I think!
Québécois don't live in an English-speaking country. They live in an officially bilingual country that has both English and French as official languages and that has both English and French-speaking areas within it. Living in Quebec, they are right in the middle of the massively French-speaking area of Canada, and are totally and legitimately at home there. They are every bit at home there as English-speaking people are at home in New York or Nebraska, or Spanish-speaking people are at home in Mexico.
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Old 05-13-2010, 10:04 AM
 
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French isn't the second most spoken language anymore ! Spanish and mandarin are ahead.
But learning french can remain interesting.

I'm talking about by non-native speakers.


How many non-chinese speak Chinese? Probably less than a million.
How many non native-french speak french? Around 200 - 300 million, it remians the second most popular after english. Spanish is third!
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Old 05-13-2010, 10:51 AM
 
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OMG, I've been calling like 20 restaraunts in Montreal and Quebec City, most of them do NOT speak English.

Some of them even hung up on me because I spoke English.
They live in English speaking country and should be able to speak English in order to get job... what I think!

That means non-french speakers is hard to live and be in Quebec
In places regularly frequented by English-speaking people, everyone speaks at least a good bit of English, even in Quebec City. In places where English-speaking people rarely ever go (e.g. most suburban Quebec City or Montreal, and every other non-touristic destination in Quebec), fewer people speak English. Quite frankly, I'm not sure what the problem is.
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Old 05-13-2010, 11:07 AM
 
Location: Hougary, Texberta
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Canada is officially bilingual as has been said.

Do you phone Mexico and get upset when they speak only Spanish?
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Old 05-13-2010, 01:19 PM
 
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Let's not get all hot and bothered, folks.

The many times banned troll has been sent back under his bridge yet again.
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