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gazzag
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I may have secured a new role in Montreal!
Re: New life? [message #686363 is a reply to message #686362] Mon, 15 August 2022 14:18 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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As a kid, I had 1976 Montreal Olympic Games T-shirt Smile

Best of luck!
Re: New life? [message #686375 is a reply to message #686363] Wed, 17 August 2022 16:53 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Thank you, Littlefoot Smile
Re: New life? [message #686376 is a reply to message #686375] Sun, 21 August 2022 11:21 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Congratulations! We looked into going to Canada when we decided to leave South Africa, but couldn't pass the entry requirements: not enough points. So we ended up back in Europe instead. One thing I liked was that there would have been no hassles with bringing in the cats and dogs. How's your French? Or better yet, your Québécois?
Re: New life? [message #686377 is a reply to message #686376] Sun, 21 August 2022 12:52 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Thank you, John! I have school-boy French so I suspect I'll be able to say useful phrases like "My aunty's pen is in the tree," or some such Laughing
Re: New life? [message #686378 is a reply to message #686377] Sun, 21 August 2022 12:56 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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And less school-boy phrases like "une biere, s'il vous plait" Wink
Re: New life? [message #686379 is a reply to message #686378] Sun, 21 August 2022 13:12 Go to previous messageGo to next message
John Watson
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Music lyrics can help.

"Vouler vous coucher avec moi?"
"Michelle, ma belle, c'est les mots qui something something..."
"Non, je ne regrette riens"
And, of course, "je t'aime...."

They should get you through most social interactions.
Re: New life? [message #686380 is a reply to message #686378] Sun, 21 August 2022 13:15 Go to previous messageGo to next message
John Watson
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gazzag wrote on Sun, 21 August 2022 18:56
And less school-boy phrases like "une biere, s'il vous plait" Wink
Possibly
"une pression, s'il vous plaît"
would be better? MC can confirm or deny.
Re: New life? [message #686381 is a reply to message #686380] Mon, 22 August 2022 06:14 Go to previous messageGo to next message
gazzag
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Ah oui!

"Pression" is beer from a pump rather than une bouteille Smile

N'est-ce pas, Michel?

(How's my French? Embarassed)

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Re: New life? [message #686384 is a reply to message #686381] Tue, 23 August 2022 09:13 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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You are right "pression" indicates a draught beer and (most often) "bière" is a bottle.
Less and less bars (and almost no restaurants) offer draft beer but "bars à bières".

This is in France, our Québecois brothers like to use ancient French words or more or less English ones influenced by or mimicking their English speaking neighbors (Canadian or American).

Then a beer is there also named "une broue" derived from the English "brew", and "une bière pression" is "une bière en fût" (Google Translate gives "a beer on tap").

You are ready to quench your thirst. Smile

As a side note, "bière" has another meaning in French which does not exist in Québecois: coffin (so some puns in France are real flops in Quebec).

Re: New life? [message #686389 is a reply to message #686384] Tue, 23 August 2022 12:17 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Merci beaucoup, Michelle! Smile
Re: New life? [message #686390 is a reply to message #686389] Tue, 23 August 2022 12:54 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Oh oh, "Michel" is the male name, "Michelle" and "Michèle" are the female ones, if you confuse them you'll have some surprises. Wink

Re: New life? [message #686391 is a reply to message #686390] Tue, 23 August 2022 15:13 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Je suis tres desolee, Michel!

Auto-correct Wink
Re: New life? [message #686402 is a reply to message #686384] Thu, 25 August 2022 03:45 Go to previous message
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Michel,
Don't know French. But Quebec is right up-north, a few hours for me. Not sure about the "une broue", but I do love my "La Fin Du Monde" (or "End of the world" for the uninformed) from Unibroue. I used to get it from any local store, but not anymore after the pandemic. That kinda worries me. Smile. A couple weeks ago, I was right at the border ( about 10 miles away) and I was seriously thinking to crossover just to get this. Same with Saison.

Also, I am tired of reading the translations. One of my life time goals is to read at least one book (foreign language) in its original form. Balzac/Camus/Maupassant were top of the list. While I did read all of Camus and some of Balzac/Maupassant, none where in Original form. Some day, I will.


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