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Une journée dans ma vie d'au pair

Spend a day as an au pair with this video. Scroll down for the transcript in our bilingual reader: click any French phrase for the English translation and related grammar lessons.

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What in the Lilt?

Why does the young woman have a lilt on words at the end of her phrases? Is that a cultural thing? It reminds me of a California "valley girl" accent...

Asked 1 month ago
CécileKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Hi Drew, 

I have just watched the video and the girl in it is a typical young woman from the Paris region.

I personally think the lilt is thought attractive and it has become a must for YouTubers, young hopefuls who try to make a lucrative career out of it.

I wasn't aware of it in France but in England, it has become fashionable to use an upward inflection to imitate other countries like Australia.

Take a look at the following BBC article talking about that very subject -

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-28708526

Hope this helps!

What in the Lilt?

Why does the young woman have a lilt on words at the end of her phrases? Is that a cultural thing? It reminds me of a California "valley girl" accent...

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