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View Poll Results: Montreal or Geneva: More like France?
Montreal 1 4.00%
Geneva 24 96.00%
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Old 06-27-2017, 08:31 AM
 
Location: Gatineau, Québec
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That's extremely easy: Montreal

As far as I know, everything or almost everything is bilingual in Montreal. Geneva is French almost in it's totality.
This is quite true in the case of Montreal which has a fairly extensive institutional network for its anglo minority.


OTOH, English has more inroads than one realizes in Geneva due to the presence of international institutions. Certainly there is much more English there than you'd find in most similarly-sized cities in France.
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Old 06-27-2017, 09:30 AM
 
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With that said Montreal is still a great city. It's one of our favorite places to visit in North America. Quebec city and Montreal are unlike any others on this continent.
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Old 06-27-2017, 09:57 AM
 
Location: Bologna, Italy
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This is quite true in the case of Montreal which has a fairly extensive institutional network for its anglo minority.


OTOH, English has more inroads than one realizes in Geneva due to the presence of international institutions. Certainly there is much more English there than you'd find in most similarly-sized cities in France.

yeh, we are qwite gud at amglish, no wuries mait.
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Old 06-27-2017, 10:01 AM
 
Location: Gatineau, Québec
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yeh, we are qwite gud at amglish, no wuries mait.
De quessé?
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Old 06-27-2017, 11:10 PM
 
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haha. Geneva is practically in France. A lot of French people work in Geneva and live in France. Shorter commute than most in North American cities.

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Old 06-28-2017, 10:30 AM
 
Location: Vancouver
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I've said this before, but Montreal only appears to be like France to people who have NEVER been to France.
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Old 06-28-2017, 01:59 PM
 
Location: Canada
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Which city is more hospitable to people like me who don't speak French?
Definitely the one with almost about 3/4 of a million people who speak English as a home or primary official language, and where you can experience a variety of English language movie theatres, book stores, universities, hospitals, and musical acts. One has a centuries old, unique, native Anglophone minority culture which is living and breathing in everyday ways. The other primarily has English present as an externally originating phenomenon of globalization, tourism, and international institutions.
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Old 06-28-2017, 08:53 PM
 
Location: Somewhere flat in Mississippi
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I watch a Catholic program with a large segment discussing the United Nations in Geneva. Many people interviewed speak English.
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Old 06-30-2017, 12:09 AM
 
Location: LA, CA/ In This Time and Place
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Geneva, it's not far from the border with France.
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Old 06-30-2017, 12:38 AM
 
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I've said this before, but Montreal only appears to be like France to people who have NEVER been to France.
and that ESPECIALLY applies to Quebec City. So many people consider it "European", are they kidding??

Some main streets in Montreal do have a European vibe (cities like Toronto and Vancouver don't have), but Quebec City is typical North American.
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