Une journée dans ma vie d'au pair

Learn about French au pair Plume Rose's daily routine in this cute video.
After watching the video, scroll down to the transcript and click any word for the English translation and links to 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 year 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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