voici

FrenchEdit

PronunciationEdit

EtymologyEdit

From vois (see!, look!), second-person singular imperative of voir (to see, to look) and ici (here), literally meaning "look here!".

VerbEdit

voici (defective)

  1. here is
    Voici le fromage
    Here's the cheese

Usage notesEdit

  • Voici is a defective verb; its only conjugation is in the present indicative tense, even though it can appear in phrases that imply another tense.
  • It is used to designate a person or object near the speaker, in contrast to voilà which is mainly used to introduce a slightly distant person or object.
  • In face-to-face conversations where both participants can see the subject of the conversation, voici is often superseded by voilà.

PrepositionEdit

voici

  1. ago

SynonymsEdit

See alsoEdit

Last modified on 30 March 2014, at 19:45