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Je mange d'in vidangesI was out with my camera when I came across a squat in an alley.

One of the squatters had spray painted je mange d’in vidanges on a wall.

je mange = I eat
d’in = dans les = in the
vidanges = garbage

Je mange d’in vidanges.
Je mange dans les vidanges.
I eat in the garbage, but better worded as:
I eat from the garbage.

In another entry on OffQc, we saw examples of how vidanges is used in the sense of garbage in Québec.

In this sense, vidanges is used in the plural: les vidanges. We’ll forgive the person who spray painted the singular vidange. He ran out of wall. There was no room for the s.

When dans + les come together, it sometimes contracts to form what sounds like dain (rhymes with main and hein). In the image, we see the spelling d’in.

It’s certainly not necessary for you to say d’in instead of dans les. Just make a mental note of this pronunciation for the times when you happen to hear it.

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This cool video from the magazine Urbania lets us in on some facts about Montréal that may surprise you.

The video is from 2007. Feel free to update any numbers that have changed in the comments if you can.

514, code régional

1 854 442 habitants

492 235 immigrants

7 630 rues

522 km de ruelles

233 mètres, hauteur du mont Royal

179 graffiteurs

Montréal est à
10 379 km de Tokyo
5 897 km de Paris
532 km de New York
32 km de Saint-Amable

Le 4 mars 1971,
48 cm de neige
sont tombés sur
Montréal
en 24 heures.

19 ponts

1 île

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