If you are in Canada in February, you will need a warm hat! In most
parts of Canada temperatures are regularly below freezing, zero degrees Celsius or 32 degrees Fahrenheit. French Canada has given us LA TUQUE(la TYOOK=the tuque), a warm knitted cap that can usually be folded double at the ears for extra protection. English Canadians also use the word tuque to describe this cosy headgear. If you are going out to play in the snow, don’t forget your tuque!
Bonhomme Carnaval, the mascot of the Quebec winter carnival wears a red tuque. To see a picture, visit the official website of the Quebec Winter Carnival at:
Please note that all pronunciation guides give only approximations of the French sounds. There are many sounds in French that have no English equivalents!