Québécois 101

C’est avec des cennes qu’on fait des piastres (say-tah-vec-day-sen-kohn-feh-day-piasse): This proverb can be translated to “it’s with pennies that we make dollars.” The word “piastre” refers to a number of units of currency. In Quebec, French-speaking regions of Canada and Acadia it colloquially refers to the Canadian dollar.

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