au pair


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au pair

 (ô pâr′)
n.
A young foreigner who provides childcare for a family in exchange for room and board, often a small stipend, and the opportunity to study.

[French : au, at the + pair, equal.]

au pair

(əʊ ˈpɛə; French o pɛr)
n
1. (Professions)
a. a young foreigner, usually a girl, who undertakes housework in exchange for board and lodging, esp in order to learn the language
b. (as modifier): an au pair girl.
2. a young person who lives temporarily with a family abroad in exchange for a reciprocal arrangement with his or her own family
vb
(intr) to work as an au pair
adv
as an au pair: she worked au pair in Greece.
[C20: from French: on an equal footing]

au pair

(oʊ ˈpɛər)
n.
1. a person, usu. a young foreign visitor, employed to care for children, do housework, etc., in exchange for room and board.
adj.
2. pertaining to or employed under such an arrangement.
[1965–70; < French, literally, equal, even]

au pair


Past participle: au paired
Gerund: au pairing

Imperative
au pair
au pair
Present
I au pair
you au pair
he/she/it au pairs
we au pair
you au pair
they au pair
Preterite
I au paired
you au paired
he/she/it au paired
we au paired
you au paired
they au paired
Present Continuous
I am au pairing
you are au pairing
he/she/it is au pairing
we are au pairing
you are au pairing
they are au pairing
Present Perfect
I have au paired
you have au paired
he/she/it has au paired
we have au paired
you have au paired
they have au paired
Past Continuous
I was au pairing
you were au pairing
he/she/it was au pairing
we were au pairing
you were au pairing
they were au pairing
Past Perfect
I had au paired
you had au paired
he/she/it had au paired
we had au paired
you had au paired
they had au paired
Future
I will au pair
you will au pair
he/she/it will au pair
we will au pair
you will au pair
they will au pair
Future Perfect
I will have au paired
you will have au paired
he/she/it will have au paired
we will have au paired
you will have au paired
they will have au paired
Future Continuous
I will be au pairing
you will be au pairing
he/she/it will be au pairing
we will be au pairing
you will be au pairing
they will be au pairing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been au pairing
you have been au pairing
he/she/it has been au pairing
we have been au pairing
you have been au pairing
they have been au pairing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been au pairing
you will have been au pairing
he/she/it will have been au pairing
we will have been au pairing
you will have been au pairing
they will have been au pairing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been au pairing
you had been au pairing
he/she/it had been au pairing
we had been au pairing
you had been au pairing
they had been au pairing
Conditional
I would au pair
you would au pair
he/she/it would au pair
we would au pair
you would au pair
they would au pair
Past Conditional
I would have au paired
you would have au paired
he/she/it would have au paired
we would have au paired
you would have au paired
they would have au paired
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.au pair - a young foreigner who lives with a family in return for doing light houseworkau pair - a young foreigner who lives with a family in return for doing light housework
au pair girl - a foreign girl serving as an au pair
alien, foreigner, noncitizen, outlander - a person who comes from a foreign country; someone who does not owe allegiance to your country
Translations
مُرَبِّيَة شابَّة مِن خارِج البِلاد
au pair
au pair
au pair
au pair djevojka
au pair
オーペア
오페어
bernaukle-izpalidze
mladá opatrovkyňa detí v cudzej krajine
au pair
au pair
คนเลี้ยงดูเด็ก
au-pairgenç çocuk bakıcısıoper
người giúp việc để học thêm ngoại ngữ

au pair

[ˈəʊˈpɛəʳ]
A. ADJ au pair girlau pair f
B. N (au pairs (pl)) → au pair mf
C. VI to au pair (for sb)hacer de au pair (para algn)

au pair

n pl <- -s> (also au pair girl)Aupair (→ mädchen nt) nt
advau pair

au pair

(ˌou ˈpə(r)) noun
a young person from abroad employed by a family to look after the children and help with the housework in return for room, meals, pocket money and an opportunity to learn the language. a French au pair; an au pair girl.

au pair

أَجْنَبي يُقيمُ بِخِدْمَة مَنْزِلِيَّة مُقابِل الَأكْل والـمَبِيت au pair au pair Aupair μπέιμπι-σίτερ au pair au pair au pair au pair djevojka alla pari オーペア 오페어 au pair au pair opiekunka do dzieci au pair иностранка-помощница au pair คนเลี้ยงดูเด็ก au-pair người giúp việc để học thêm ngoại ngữ “互裨”姑娘
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