- Le class moyenne - the middle class
- Le chef - leader - the English word chef comes from "chef de cuisine"
- Pays - country
- D'abord - firstly
- Je trouve - I find
- Tres content - very happy
- Tout a fait - absolutely
- Besoins - needs
- Ecoute - listen
- Combat de box - boxing match
- Quarante et un - 41 (the age Trudeau was when he boxed Patrick Brazeau)
- Prochain - next
- Peut-Être - maybe
- Tellement - so much
- Tres tres - according to a French language learning video on Youtube, it is common for francophones to repeat a word for emphasis and Trudeau does this all the time, in French and English. It's much more noticeable, I assume, in English than in French
And he's been using this phrase since at least 2011. He says it, in French, at minute 17:00 of this video shot in May 2011.
Pour moi, la réalité est que le Canada est un pays fort, non pas en dépit de la diversité, mais à cause de a diversité.
It's so hard to understand what French speakers are saying in part because everything is pronounced differently. Take the name Justin for example. In English it's pronounced "JUST-in" but in French they pronounce it "yoos-TAHn" with just the tiniest hint of an "n" sound there at the end. Mon dieu!
Do the French say OMD instead of OMG? I have found no evidence for this yet.