In a comical radio ad, a husband announces to his wife that his mother is coming to stay with them… for a few months. Surprisingly, the wife is happy about it.
To test her resolve, the husband then tells his wife that his mother can’t wait to give her cooking tips: Elle a vraiment hâte de te donner des conseils de cuisine.
If you’re not familiar with how â is pronounced in Québec, you might not have understood the word hâte.
As an approximation, hâte sounds a little like the English word “ought.” The â sound is close to “aww.”
Keep listening to lots of French from Québec so that you’ll hear exactly what â sounds like and become accustomed to it.