Alsatian accent

Get an (exaggerated) idea about French as it's spoken in Alsace in this humorous sketch by Les Inconnus (a famous French trio of humorists from the 90's). Below, you'll find the transcript - click any phrase to read the English and follow links to related French grammar lessons.

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Dr MichaelC1Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor

Humour ennuyeuse

Je ne peux pas apprécier cette humour !  C’est simplement pas quelque chose avec laquelle je peux identifie; pas rigolote; ridicule au plus.

Asked 10 months ago
CécileKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Dr Michael,

L'humour est très personnel, et ce qui fait rire les uns, ne fera pas pas rire les autres...

Ma mère disait toujours -

il faut de tout pour faire un monde!

MaartenC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor

Most of my family in France come from the east, very near Alsace - this was and still is very traditional French humour and much enjoyed in the region itself, especially as the Alsace accent is quite special ! Similar is done with other regional accents and quirks.

Fortunately the French in general are far less precious about such matters - their assessment of it is much more dependent on whether hurt or fun is intended, rather than offence for the sake of offence.

Vive la France et les Français !

Humour ennuyeuse

Je ne peux pas apprécier cette humour !  C’est simplement pas quelque chose avec laquelle je peux identifie; pas rigolote; ridicule au plus.

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RichC1Kwiziq community member

Is there an audio for southern regions, such as Toulouse, or Rouergue?

Asked 1 year ago
CécileKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Hi Rich, 

I don't believe so but I thought this exercise was very funny...

Is there an audio for southern regions, such as Toulouse, or Rouergue?

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