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Could someone translate this phrase into English or just explain why it is funny? Is there any culture-specific humour involved here that I don't get? I'd really appreciate your help.

"Vous êtes d'où? Oui."

Thank you!

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  • 3 weeks later...

Hi gjp,

Well, the truth is ... it took me 10 seconds to get it (at least, I think) ^^.
I think you can understand it only by saying it out loud":

"Vous êtes d'où? Oui."  is nonsense, it means "Where are you from? Yes."
BUT "Vous êtes doux? Oui." would be translated by "Are you gentle? Yes I am."
Both are pronounced the same way, but everything here is a question of spelling.

Hope I could help you properly ;).

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