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Meaning of "au pair" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD AU PAIR

From French: on an equal footing.
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PRONUNCIATION OF AU PAIR

au pair  [əʊ ˈpɛə] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF AU PAIR

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Au pair is a verb and can also act as a noun and an adverb.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

The verb is the part of the sentence that is conjugated and expresses action and state of being.

The adverb is an invariable part of the sentence that can change, explain or simplify a verb or another adverb.

WHAT DOES AU PAIR MEAN IN ENGLISH?

au pair

Au pair

An au pair is a domestic assistant from a foreign country working for, and living as part of, a host family. Typically, au pairs take on a share of the family's responsibility for childcare as well as some housework, and receive a small monetary allowance for personal use. Au pair schemes are subject to government restrictions which specify an age range usually from late teens to mid to late twenties. In Europe, where the concept originated, au pairs are only supposed to work part-time, and they often also study part-time, generally focusing on the language of the host country, but in the United States, they are permitted to provide full-time childcare.

Definition of au pair in the English dictionary

The first definition of au pair in the dictionary is a young foreigner, usually a girl, who undertakes housework in exchange for board and lodging, esp in order to learn the language. Other definition of au pair is a young person who lives temporarily with a family abroad in exchange for a reciprocal arrangement with his or her own family. Au pair is also to work as an au pair.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH AU PAIR


abampere
æbˈæmpɛə
ampere
ˈæmpɛə
compare
kəmˈpɛə
compere
ˈkɒmpɛə
despair
dɪˈspɛə
disrepair
ˌdɪsrɪˈpɛə
impair
ɪmˈpɛə
intercompare
ˌɪntəkəmˈpɛə
milliampere
ˈmɪlɪˌæmpɛə
overprepare
ˌəʊvəprɪˈpɛə
pair
pɛə
pare
pɛə
pear
pɛə
prepare
prɪˈpɛə
repair
rɪˈpɛə
spare
spɛə
unrepair
ˌʌnrɪˈpɛə
volt-ampere
ˈvəʊltˈæmpɛə

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE AU PAIR

au
au contraire
au courant
au fait
au fond
au gratin
au jus
au lait
au naturel
au revoir
aua
aubade
Aube
Auber
auberge
aubergine
aubergiste
Aubervilliers
aubretia

WORDS THAT END LIKE AU PAIR

a breath of fresh air
affair
air
appair
Blair
breeding pair
chair
Clair
Cooper pair
fair
flair
hair
hot air
in the air
lone pair
minimal pair
sair
the electric chair
up in the air
wheelchair

Synonyms and antonyms of au pair in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «au pair» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF AU PAIR

Find out the translation of au pair to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of au pair from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «au pair» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

“互裨”姑娘
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

au pair
570 millions of speakers

English

au pair
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

Au जोड़ी
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

أَجْنَبي يُقيمُ بِخِدْمَة مَنْزِلِيَّة مُقابِل الَأكْل والـمَبِيت
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

иностранка-помощница
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

au pair
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

আউ প্রকৃতির
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

au pair
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Au naturel
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Aupair
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

オーペア
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

오페어
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Au naturel
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

người giúp việc để học thêm ngoại ngữ
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

Au naturel
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

एयू प्रकृति
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Au doğal
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

alla pari
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

opiekunka do dzieci
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

помічниця по господарству
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

au pair
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

μπέιμπι-σίτερ
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

au pair
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

au pair
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

au pair
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of au pair

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «AU PAIR»

The term «au pair» is quite widely used and occupies the 30.974 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «AU PAIR» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «au pair» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «au pair» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about au pair

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «AU PAIR»

Discover the use of au pair in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to au pair and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
The Au Pair
A British wife and mother’s life is turned upside down when she meets and falls in love with her much younger Afrikaans au pair in this candid memoir.
Michele Macfarlane, 2011
2
Oh My, Au Pair!: A Complete Guide to Hiring and Hosting an ...
Discusses hiring, benefits packages, taxes, interviews, contracts, developing a routine, keeping an au pair happy, and how to end the relationship.
Nancy Felix, 2009
3
So You Wanna Be an Au Pair in the USA
Many are surprised to find the promised adventure is not always pleasant. This book offers prospective au pairs a comprehensive idea of what au pairing in America truly entails, that is, the good, the bad, and the ugly.
Cynthia Jele, 2006
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The Au Pair
And let's not forget the rest of the au pair mafia, including Heidi, Fatima and Antoinette who 'likes children but not very much'. The Au Pair is an hilarious but truthful romp through the world of au pairs and their unsuspecting families.
Janey Fraser, 2012
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The Au Pair & Nanny's Guide: To Working Abroad
The book for everyone looking for short or long-term work abroad as a nanny, au pair, or mothers' help, for which there is always a great demand as so many mothers now go out to work.
Susan Griffith, Sharon Legg, 2006
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Au Pair
Host families could also feel insecure as to their responsibilities in loco parentis over the au pair. One mother was faced with such a dilemma when her au pair asked her if she could have a stud in her tongue. The only response the mother felt ...
Daniel Miller, Zuzana Burikova, 2013
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French Illusions: My Story As an American Au Pair in the ...
She has been married for 27 years and has two daughters. An enthusiastic traveler, Linda also enjoys boating, gardening and socializing with friends. French Illusions, her debut memoir, is the culmination of a three-year project.
Linda Kovic-Skow, 2012
8
Astrid, The Au-Pair From Outer Space
When Harry's mum tells him they are going to get an au pair, he isn't quite sure what it means.
Emily Smith, 2012
9
The Diary of an American Au Pair: A Novel
Melissa’s immersion in this unforgettable world teaches her more than she could possibly have imagined not only about the culture she has come to inhabit but, most importantly, about herself. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Marjorie Leet Ford, 2011
10
The Au Pairs
Three teenage girls from different backgrounds work for a summer in the Hamptons as au pairs for a wealthy family, and in spite of many ups and downs, all three end up changing for the better.
Melissa de la Cruz, 2005

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «AU PAIR»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term au pair is used in the context of the following news items.
1
Will these Massachusetts killings ever be solved?
Karina Holmer, 20, left her home in Sweden to be an au pair for a Dover family. On June 23, 1996, she visited a popular nightclub in Boston ... «CNN, Jul 15»
2
Body of missing 17-year-old Russian tourist found in Turkey's Antalya
Around 10:00 pm local time (7:00 pm GMT) her sister Yulia and their au pair noticed she was missing and began panicking but were unable to ... «BGN NEWS, Jul 15»
3
Russian tourists disappearing in Turkey's vacation resort of Antalya
Meanwhile nursing student Anastasia Mamutova (26), who had arrived in Antalya from Moscow on Saturday, panicked her sister and au pair ... «BGN NEWS, Jul 15»
4
The Goss: Peta Credlin dines with adoption campaigners Deborra …
... Kristina may have the power to bring Mary Poppins herself out of retirement given they are offering a prospective au pair $1000 for a five-day ... «Sydney Morning Herald, Jul 15»
5
Michigan Wow Houses: Storybook Castle, Entertainer's Dream …
Porte-cochere connects to an 800-square-foot pristine apartment with full kitchen and bath, ideal for accommodating visiting guests or au pair. «Patch.com, Jul 15»
6
Standout Student Bonnie Watkins to spearhead Atlanta International …
This year, she is an au pair to an English-speaking American family in Aix-en-Provence. “You do notice more cultural differences, especially ... «Reporter Newspapers, Jul 15»
7
Gracie the Goose Honks a Loud Hello
It seems as if Mother Nature has provided an au pair for a pair of Canada geese and their three downy goslings that hang out on Fort Pond ... «East Hampton Star, Jul 15»
8
Flaunting fashions on the Kings Road
And the envy on the au pair girls' faces – they are going straight home to their hostels to take up their skirt the requisite 10 inches! Only the ... «The Guardian, Jul 15»
9
At a glance: After graduation - To travel or work?
... is the very reason that travel beckons you, jobs like nannying are an easy way to travel for recreation according to Kiwi au pair Holly McKay. «3News NZ, Jul 15»
10
'I have left main courses on restaurant tables in order to go and …
Brendan is a civil servant and leaves the house at 7.10am, so if I'm at a birth, the au pair has to get up at 7am. I have two wonderful au pairs ... «Irish Times, Jun 15»

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