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Montreal is a city in the Canadian province of Quebec. It is the largest city in the province, the second-largest in Canada and the 9th-largest in North America. Originally called Ville-Marie, or “City of Mary”, it is named after Mount Royal, the triple-peaked hill in the heart of the city. The city is on the Island of Montreal, which took its name from the same source as the city and a few much smaller peripheral islands, the largest of which is Île Bizard.
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Montréal is the second largest French speaking city in the world (after Paris). Most Montréalers are bilingual, especially downtown. A non-Speaker of French can do well by greeting strangers with a confident Bonjour! Chances are that anyone who speaks French will recognize the lack of French capability and switch to English. In stores, many clerks will greet patrons with “Bonjour/Hi”, indicating bilingual capability; a response of bonjour will begin a transaction in French. At the end of a transaction, you will often be sent on your way with a friendly Bonne journée (Have a nice day).
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