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Speak like a Canadian

Wanna fit in with the locals when out and ‘aboot’?  Get a few of these phrases until your belt and you’ll soon be talking like a Canadian eh!

1. Loony
The Canadian slang for a dollar (the plural being loonies).

2. Toonie
Canada-speak for a two-dollar coin.

3. Two-four
A case of 24 beers (may also be pronounce 'two-fer')

4. Poutine
Fries, gravy and lots of cheese!

5. Diphthongs
The definition of combining two vowels to make one – Canadians do this to words with ‘out’ (eg about becomes aboot) and also to words with ‘ue’ (eg Tuesday becomes Tooz-dee).

6. Eh?
One way to tell the Americans from the Canadians is the use of the word ‘eh’.  It’s used instead of huh, ya know, or if you want someone to repeat something.

7. Tuque
A knitted hat designed to keep the wearer warm in winter.

8. Canuck
Another name for a Canadian.

9. Canadian bacon
Back bacon cured in Maple Syrup.  Yum…

10. How's she bootin'er?
The Canadian equivalent of ‘how's it going?’

*The small print
We’ve tried to make this destination guide as accurate as possible but please double check the essentials like visas, health and safety, airport information etc with the relevant authorities before you travel.  STA Travel takes no responsibility for loss, injury or inconvenience caused as a result of this guide.  All prices listed are in the currency of the destination, unless otherwise stated.

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