Thanks to everyone for the input. I'll work on a couple key phrases; français toast, français dressing, perrier </better off dead> And I've got the "The Alternative Quebecois Dictionary" http://www.notam02.no/~hcholm/altlang/ht/Quebecois.html -----Original Message----- > Quebec City is a lovely city, and one of the few places in North > America where you can feel you're far from home. Enjoy your stay +1, I love Quebec City. Such a great charm. I think that you'll be +fine without French, but you may want to learn a few words to at least thank people, or excuse yourself. You know... The little things count. It shows that you're at least willing to make an effort. And if all else fails: Pah-lay voo on-glay?