Where is this guy's accent from?

AdrianC1Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor

Where is this guy's accent from?

He makes "derrière" sound like "dye air". (Of course, one has to deal with accents, but this one made his part of the dialogue quite challenging.)

Asked 7 months ago
AurélieKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Bonjour Adrian !

I find your comment quite interesting, as here Geoffrey (who is from Central France and has what we could consider a "neutral" accent in French) tried to convey a more "grumpy, grouchy" accent that, to me, comes across as closer to a traditional Parisian accent! There is a term in French, "gouailleur", that I think could qualify a bit here - it's usually (badly) translated by "cheeky" in French, but refers to the kind of "chewy" quality of that way of speaking :)

I hope that's helpful,

Aurelie

Where is this guy's accent from?

He makes "derrière" sound like "dye air". (Of course, one has to deal with accents, but this one made his part of the dialogue quite challenging.)

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