In Montreal, you will hear many languages, but this is the second largest French-speaking city in the world (after Paris). Downtown and in the western part of the city, many people speak English. Many francophones (French speakers) in Montreal also speak English as a second language, so it is usually possible to use English in many parts of the city. However, some francophones don’t speak English, so it is good to learn a few French words or phrases to help you enjoy your time in Montreal. Here are some useful expressions in French. Click on the French words to hear them.