Dîner vs Déjeuner

GwenC1Kwiziq community member

Dîner vs Déjeuner

Hi, I live in Québec and I've been here for quite a while now. Whenever people want to refer to lunch here, they use dîner. Déjeuner is used to mean breakfast, and souper is used to mean lunch. The test said I was wrong when I translated lunch as dîner and I understand that since in France it means a completely different mealtime. Just wanted to post this so that others could be aware of the different vocabulary we use in Québec, since it was really confusing to me for a long time.

Asked 1 month ago
CécileKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Hi Gwen, 

Thank you for sharing your Canadian experience with us.

You might find this Larousse page interesting -

https://www.larousse.fr/dictionnaires/francais/d%C3%A9jeuner/22999#:~:text=D%C3%A9jeuner%20%2F%20petit%20d%C3%A9jeuner%20%2F%20d%C3%AEner%20%2F,du%20soir%20est%20le%20d%C3%AEner.

Bonne Continuation !

 

Dîner vs Déjeuner

Hi, I live in Québec and I've been here for quite a while now. Whenever people want to refer to lunch here, they use dîner. Déjeuner is used to mean breakfast, and souper is used to mean lunch. The test said I was wrong when I translated lunch as dîner and I understand that since in France it means a completely different mealtime. Just wanted to post this so that others could be aware of the different vocabulary we use in Québec, since it was really confusing to me for a long time.

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