Good news — if you want more practice with the Québécois French vocabulary and expressions used on OffQc, I’ve got something new for you.
This book uses translation exercises to help you review what you’ve discovered on OffQc, and to fill in gaps in your knowledge. You’ll translate 125 sentences from English to conversational Québécois French.
Here’s a sample exercise. Can you say these five English sentences in French? (Québécois French, of course.) Try it before you look at the next sample page. If you need clues, look at the words in the circle.
After you’ve had a go at saying the sentences above in French, look at the possible answers. There are also usage and pronunciation notes on the possible answers page.
In total, there are 25 exercises like this, with 5 sentences in each (125 sentences altogether).
The answers are written using informal vocabulary (niaiser, toffer, pogner, drette, etc.) and spoken contractions (chu, t’es, y’a, etc.). This is to help you review the material on OffQc.
I’ve written this book for those of you who want a challenge. It’s not for beginners in French. (If you wanted to reduce the challenge, you could study all the sentences in French first and then do the translation on a second go.)
This book will help you to become more proficient not only with the vocabulary you’ve discovered on OffQc, but also with putting together more natural sounding sentences that are immediately useful in conversations.
It’s also super fun for translation geeks! (I know you’re out there. I can’t be the only one.)
I’m asking $10 CAD for this book. It’s a PDF. You can buy Say it in French here and download it immediately.
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