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Confused by a French song lyrics

Hi! Lately I've been listening to this song 'Chez moi' from Emilie Claire, but today I looked up the lyrics and got kinda confused. In the second sentence she sings 'Y a d'la joie chez moi, c'est merveilleux'. Is d'la an abbreviation for 'de la'? And by 'Y a' do they mean 'il y a'?

August 27, 2017

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https://www.duolingo.com/EvelynOlson0

I think you're right.

August 27, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Prenom.Pierre

Here is a link to a very very great french song by Charles Trenet.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PUDtHEUtjCM

August 27, 2017

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    Let me direct you to my favorite lyrics site, which also has an English translation for you:

    http://lyricstranslate.com/en/chez-moi-my-place.html

    August 27, 2017

    https://www.duolingo.com/aman.s

    The pink shade that connects the English translation with its French version isn't accurate from around the 3rd line.

    August 27, 2017

    https://www.duolingo.com/madeleinesterk

    Thank you so much for all the help! :)

    August 27, 2017

    https://www.duolingo.com/Midnightwards666

    The long version is ''Il y a de la joie chez moi''. French people often cut vowels.

    August 27, 2017

    https://www.duolingo.com/Arii758728

    Bonjour, effectivement le " y'a " est une abbreviation de " il y a " et de même pour " d'la " qui signifie " de la " :)

    September 1, 2017
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