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If you're a Montrealer, you'll definitely know these slang terms

If you're a Montrealer, you'll definitely know these slang terms
Montreal terrace / Iuliia Bondar / Moment / Getty Images

Being the bilingual capital of the province, Montreal is known for having its particular terms- especially when it comes to using both french and english in a sentence.

If you're from Montreal, you'll definitely know all these slang terms!


Bonjour-Hi is just the common way of greeting someone whenever you're in public! With many people in Montreal being bilingual, bonjour-hi is just a polite way to say hello. Fun fact: To outsiders, Montreal is known as the bonjour-hi city!


Convenience store? No. Corner store? No. Depanneur? Oh, yeah! To be even more montrealer, use the word 'Dep' for short!


I'll have an all-dressed hot-dog, please! Saying you want something all-dressed is just a simpler way of saying you want everything in it when it comes to fast food. Think hot dogs, subway sandwiches, hamburgers, and more!

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For Montrealers who like to escape the city on weekends to go boating or skiing, they go to the chalet (it's just a more french way to say cottage).


If there had to be a best time to be in Montreal, it would definitely have to be during terrace opening season! Terrace is just a fancier term to say the patio of a restaurant. Most Montrealers can be found sipping their favourite drink, soaking up the sunshine during terrace season in the summer!


This last one is probably the simplest but most important one. Think French + English = Frenglish! And if you think about it, Montreal really is the frenglish capital of the province. 

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