French from France vs Quebec French (Canadian French)

Français   Mon Mar 08, 2010 4:10 am GMT
Hello there.
I am from toulouse and i wanna say that i cant understand quebecker french.
Only some words here and there,nothing more than 30%.And i am a smart french.
And yes, quebecker french and french french are like 2 differents languages(swedish and danish). The french speaks very slow so quebeckers can understand us very easily, but sometimes i think they are speaking korean or hebrew.
Rémy   Mon Mar 08, 2010 4:54 am GMT
one day,i went to united states to chill with my friend.
so,when i was walking in the bus,i heard two people having an conversation,i thought they were germans.
then,after very effort and concentration i got some words here and there and more some weird words.
then i realised that they were talking in a weird dialect of french.
i asked them and they said that they were quebecers,from capital.

so,yes, quebecois and french are two different languages.:)
Puissant   Tue Mar 09, 2010 1:31 am GMT
Which are the expectations of one day the whole france speak spanish?
Someone told me that france is the country that has the highest percentage (and the best quality) of students of Spanish.

Whats the next step?

Spain should annex Midi-Pyrénées,aquitaine and languedoc-roussillon.
Meanwhile,the united states should annex quebec and ontario.
Franco   Tue Mar 09, 2010 1:40 am GMT
<<Spain should annex Midi-Pyrénées,aquitaine and languedoc-roussillon.


The Visigothic kingdom had the same extension at its peak:
*   Tue Mar 09, 2010 1:56 am GMT
Spanish is seen in France as an inferior immigrant gibberish.
It's ranked higher than Arab,but lower than Catalan or Italian.
Wop cultures all of 'em.
**   Tue Mar 09, 2010 2:36 am GMT
French is seen in Spain as an inferior immigrant gibberish.
It's ranked higher than Arab,but lower than Catalan or Italian.
Wop cultures all of 'em.
BB   Tue Mar 09, 2010 2:40 am GMT
French is superb, it's superior!
***   Tue Mar 09, 2010 3:49 am GMT
Spanish is third-world
IV*   Tue Mar 09, 2010 8:54 am GMT
French is 4th world: Congo, Cote d'Ivoire, Rwanda, ...
Conciliador   Tue Mar 09, 2010 9:04 am GMT
<<French is seen in Spain as an inferior immigrant gibberish>>

It is curious. In Spain is the opposite. French is seen as a 4th-World language.

The poorest inmmigrants on Earth are French speakers from Haiti, Congo, Guinea, Senegal, Tchad, Niger, etc.

Even Arabic is seen as a superior language. People from Morocco or Algeria are richer.
South Korean   Tue Mar 09, 2010 1:35 pm GMT
Why are you people obstructing this thread by turning the topic to something totally irrelevant?
TT   Tue Mar 09, 2010 2:59 pm GMT
Why do all these Spanish people attack French? We are not even discussing Spanish in this thread. We are discussing Quebec French vs French French. Let's keep it that way.
^^   Tue Mar 09, 2010 3:12 pm GMT
All threads are good for some French bashing.
Gosu   Tue Mar 09, 2010 3:29 pm GMT
We are not bashing french.
We are being serious.

The differences between Canadian and standard European French are analagous to the differences between Swedish and Danish or the Spanish of SAmerica and the SAmerican Portuguese. They are almost mutually unintelligible and there are hug differences.

We are not idiots, the americans do not have difficulties hearing european english or vice-versa.They hear ANY version of english with naturalness (maybe except irish and scotish),like hear ur own accent.
Any written variety of one language is always perfectly mutually intelligible with another , dont be idiot.

English varieties , spanish varieties = small differences
Portuguese varieties = medium difference
French varieties = big difference
**   Tue Mar 09, 2010 4:14 pm GMT
Differences between Canadian and European French are nowhere near as big as the distance between Spanish varieties (like 'vos' vs. 'usted').