Papaoutai - Stromae

In 2013, Belgian prodigy Stromae took the world's dance floors by storm with his irresistible hit Papaoutai. But what is this song actually about? Learn the lyrics and sing along with us!

After watching the video, scroll down for the transcript in our bilingual reader, where you can click any French phrase for the English translation and related grammar lessons.

 

 

Q&A relating to this exercise 1 question, 2 answers

KimberB2Kwiziq community member

Wondering why you have not explained that

 "Papaoutai" = "Papa où t'es"?

Asked 2 weeks ago
OsbeyKwiziq community memberCorrect answer

In the event listeners can't hear that "outai" = "ou tu es," this is explained in the boldfaced refrain to the printed lyrics just below the video.

MaartenC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor

Kimber - you know that you can click on any part of the text and see a translation ? Just wondering, as the child-like or 'nonsense' word 'Papaoutai' is explained both from the link on the title, and in the first line of the refrain.

https://awesomefrench.tumblr.com/post/92454109901/hey-question-stromaes-song-papaoutai-is-the-title

Wondering why you have not explained that

 "Papaoutai" = "Papa où t'es"?

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