This YouTube video is a live concert performance. We’ve included exact lyrics for both of the songs in the video (French version of Lady Marmalade and J’irai où tu iras). The Quebecois slang is marked and explained in the lyrics and highlighted in bold. The lyrics for the 2 songs are found below the video. Lady Marmalade & J’irai ou Tu iras were performed at the celebration of Quebec’s 400th anniversary! Read the rest of this entry »
You can’t learn spoken Quebec slang quickly without having sound and audio files to hear the words and the accent! The book Canadian French for Better Travel (Ulysses Travel Guides) has all the words you need but it does not offer audio files. So, we created audio files for the book. We offer our sound files for free with no registration required.
Here’s how to get the book and the sound files : Read the rest of this entry »
Topic: Food and drink page 1 of 2. Before using these sound files, please read : Book Review : Canadian French for Better Travel : Ulysses and 1000 Essential Quebec French words – with audio files. They explain how to use the book and how to get all 106 of the spoken Quebec French sound and audio files in one download. They also have a a nice index of the 106 pages to help you study these materials efficiently.
The gender for the nouns is :
- le beigne
- le beurre de pinottes
- le beurre d’arachides
- la beurrée
- la bière en fût
- la binne, les binnes
- le blé d’Inde (inde is a type in the book)
- le breuvage
- la broue
- le chien chaud
- le crémage
- la liqueur
- le melon d’eau
- le melon d’miel
- le motton
- un oeuf, les oeufs au miroir
- le pain doré
Here is the audio control to hear the Quebec accent : Read the rest of this entry »
Le Dictionnaire Visuel online has pictures and audio speaking for all of the words in the dictionary (business accent of Quebec). We also provide a link to the English definitions using the Merriam-Webster Visual Dictionary Online dictionary. (Find lots more words in our Category – Words of the Day).
Here are the links to the pictures and audio speaking : Read the rest of this entry »
Tetes a claques video – Chips Ketchup – Le chip au ketchup (Tetesaclaques.tv). Important! If this is the first time that you use these audio files then please read : How to make the Tetes a claques speak slower. It explains everything you need to use these files for your own learning and an index to the 6 Tetes a claques videos we have to help you learn Quebec French fast. Read the rest of this entry »
The Assemblée nationale du Québec can help you to improve your business quality Quebec French accent. Improve your Quebec French reading, writing, listening and speaking skills. (See all 9 Read, Write, Listen, Speak exercises). The theme of Question 1 is : Contrat pour le renouvellement des voitures du métro de Montréal. Read the rest of this entry »
This is a quick overview of our language learning resources for beginners. The French alphabet (including all of the accented characters), punctuation, 20 common names for men, 20 common names for women and all of the French IPA (International Phonetic Alphabet) symbols with reference sheets (pdf files) and mp3 sound files. All of the sound files are spoken with the accent of Quebec. Lots of ideas for learning the basics and getting a good French accent. Read the rest of this entry »
Here are free sources for French language eBooks and audiobooks. In total, there are approximately 10,000 free French eBooks and 2,000 free French audiobooks (books, essays, poems, letters, manuals, etc) on the web today (July 17, 2011). These collections are growing rapidly.
Tips for using La Bibliothèque électronique du Québec, ebooksgratuits.com, litteratureaudio.com (audiobooks), Wikisource and Wikilivres.
We also provide some important tips on how to convert any web page into a PDF file for use with your eReader. This PDF tip makes it easy for you to put French books, news, reviews and other materials on your eReader. Read the rest of this entry »
It sounds crazy, but you can learn the Quebec French spoken slang and accent with 28 hours of study time. Here’s the calculation : 30 minutes a day for 28 days = 14 hours. Do this 28 day checklist twice then you get 2 x 14 hours = 28 hours total.
You’re busy and you don’t feel like searching around the Internet every day for learning materials? You want to sit down and do something useful?
If you know some basic French then print out this checklist. Do 30 minutes a day, checking off the activities as you go. If you get interrrupted then just continue where you left off. Try and do at least one activity per day. In 2 months you should be able to understand spoken Quebec French. Read the rest of this entry »
The National Film Board of Canada offers hundreds of old films and TV shows made in Canada in both English and French. You can watch them online for free (personal use) or buy them on DVD. There are no subtitles or transcripts. The old films give a very interesting look at Canada over the years.
For self-study students, homeschoolers and teachers : They have an entire web page for Educators with study guides for each school Grade level and an Education blog. Read the rest of this entry »
Santé Canada (Health Canada) offers videos with subtitles and word-for-word transcripts. They already have a nice list of 67 useful videos. They add new videos on a regular basis.
You can learn some French with a Canadian accent and might find some useful ideas for making your home or office healthier! Read the rest of this entry »
The Tetes a claques are available on DVD with Quebecois subtitles. There are now 4 DVDs available. These are a great help for learning Quebec French. There are lots of very short clips covering many day-to-day situations in Quebec. The clips are very funny and clever (note: a few are a bit vulgar).
You do not need to speak like the Tetes a claques but you do need to understand this Quebec French. Everybody in Quebec understands it. They didn’t learn it at school! They learn it by hearing it in conversation. The DVDs work great on a TV and … Read the rest of this entry »
(Video in French) Today’s Video Topic : A recipe for one of Quebec’s favorite desserts – Le pouding chômeur ! Radio Canada TV has fun TV shows with the accent of Quebec. You can watch their TV shows on TOU.TV or watch video clips on their RadioCanada YouTube Channel. Bon appétit! Read the rest of this entry »
We did not join Twitter because of the Tweet messaging. We joined because of the Retweet and Reply messaging. What does this mean?
Even if you don’t plan on Tweeting and sharing your own information, Twitter makes it easy for you to support people and groups that you think are worth supporting!
We like to support people who are helping language students learn Quebec French. Read the rest of this entry »
(Video in English) Today’s Topic : Quebec Tourtière (meat pie)! A traditional dish in Quebec.
Careful! She quickly mentions in the video that she forgot to show adding the bread crumbs. Listen carefully! Bon appétit! Read the rest of this entry »