Québecois

lisa17
#1
Hello everybody, i´m from Germany and I have to give a presentation about Québec and québecois at school. I want to know if this scentence is right: "Ta voiture, c´est tu cassée" Thanks a lot!
 
Canaduh
#2
Your car is broken?.
 
TenPenny
#3
Ton auto, c'est broken, uh?
 
Liberalman
#4
Quebec wants to be the East Berlin of Canada because in old East Berlin the cars were always broken
 
El Barto
#5
Quote: Originally Posted by lisa17 View Post

Hello everybody, i´m from Germany and I have to give a presentation about Québec and québecois at school. I want to know if this scentence is right: "Ta voiture, c´est tu cassée" Thanks a lot!

Cassee is for something that breaks in two, like glass or a plate. If your out of gas or have a flat it is 'en panne'
The sentence to sould be "T'as voiture ,est-il ......."
Now in Quebecois tho , if your car won't start then.
Ton Christ de char par pas?
All you need is the spell check and accents and probably good to go
 
El Barto
#6
Quote: Originally Posted by Liberalman View Post

Quebec wants to be the East Berlin of Canada because in old East Berlin the cars were always broken

East?
hell you guys are more east Berlin that Quebec is .
 
s_lone
#7
Quote: Originally Posted by lisa17 View Post

Hello everybody, i´m from Germany and I have to give a presentation about Québec and québecois at school. I want to know if this scentence is right: "Ta voiture, c´est tu cassée" Thanks a lot!

''Ta voiture, c'est tu cassée''

The phrase itself sounds like a question... is it?

If what you are trying to say is ''is your car broken?'', a typical Québecois way of saying it would be:

''Ta voiture est-tu cassée?'' The c' would not be needed.

However, the grammatically correct way to say it would be ''ta voiture est-elle cassée?'' But Quebec slang is what it is. It sounds natural to those speaking it.

Tell me what you are trying to say and I'll tell you how it could be said by a Québecois...
 

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