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July 9, 2011 8:04 AM Subscribe
Am I expected to speak French in Montreal?
posted by eugenen to travel & transportation around Montreal, QC (26 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
Visiting Montreal for the first time next weekend. My understanding is that the city is pretty solidly bilingual but that French is the default. I dont speak French. I don't want to be rude. Is it acceptable for me to waltz into cafes, restaurants, shops, etc., and just start speaking English? Or am I expected to make an attempt at French before the locals take pity on me?