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English Canadian

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Definition of English Canadian in English:

noun

A Canadian whose principal language is English.
Example sentences
  • There are many more French Canadians who learn English as a second language than English Canadians who learn French.
  • Because of the similarity of American and Canadian accents, English Canadians travelling abroad are virtually resigned to being taken for Americans.
  • Canada was built on co-operation between diverse cultural groups, specifically French and English Canadians, who united to throw off the imperial British rule.

adjective

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Relating to English-speaking Canadians.
Example sentences
  • He co-translated a dozen of the plays and brought them to English-Canadian audiences for the first time.
  • What the minister has not learnt from a quick study of Canadian film history is that English-Canadian films represented less than one per cent of screen time in 1924.
  • Even in Quebec, where he certainly has the respect of critics, the public does not respond to his works with overwhelming support; and among English-Canadian readers and filmgoers he is virtually unknown.

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