Canadian French


: the language of the French Canadians

Examples of Canadian French in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web No Latin American country speaks Spanish the way it’s spoken in Spain – just as few Americans use the Queen’s English and Canadian French sounds completely different from the streets of Paris. Ed Morales, CNN, 13 Jan. 2023 At launch, Apple’s service will support American English, American Spanish, and Canadian French, and Apple’s Emergency SOS satellite service will only be available in the U.S.—including Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, but not Guam and American Samoa—and Canada. Steve Larese, Outside Online, 13 Sep. 2022

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Word History

First Known Use

1816, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Canadian French was in 1816

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“Canadian French.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Feb. 2024.

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