Which French is more similar to France: Swiss French or Quebec French?
- VerulamLv 72 months ago
Having lived in Canada for some years, although in Ontario, not Quebec, I'd think the French spoken in Switzerland, apart from regional accent, is probably more akin to French-French than the very odd French spoken in French-Quebec (with a more 'American' accent'!!.
- ALBERTLv 45 months ago
Swiss French is very similar apart from the slower accent! The great majority of words are the same apart from the words for 70 and 90. In France they would say 60 +10 and 80 + 10.Source(s): (I lived near Switzerland)
- Anonymous5 months ago
Neither of them are.
- Anonymous6 months ago
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- 6 months ago
Google migrants France
- Anonymous7 months ago
Depends on the region.
- CatherineLv 77 months ago
For me as a native French person, I think people who speak Swiss French have a less strong accent than the ones who speak Canadian French...
But for both many words and expressions are not the same than in France.
- Rona LachatLv 77 months ago
Swiss accent is better understood in France.
Quebec French is based on the French language spoken in France 2 to 300 years ago.
Quebec rail workers discovered that when they wanted French language rail rules. "Tourney le switch" was not the correct French words. Rail experts from France were needed to translate guides into proper French.
- MarkLv 77 months ago
Swiss French, but the French used there and in Belgium dos not use the unusual construction of "four twenties" for "80" (they say "octante") whereas they do in Quebec and New Brunswick.