See also: esser and èsser

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ésser m ‎(plural éssers)

  1. being
  2. thing, in the sense of "living thing"

EtymologyEdit

From Old Provençal esser, from Old Provençal *essere and this from Latin esse, present active infinitive of sum, from Proto-Italic *ezom, from Proto-Indo-European *h₁ésti(I am, I exist).

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VerbEdit

ésser ‎(first-person singular present sóc, past participle estat)

  1. to be
  2. to exist, to be real, to be reality

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Usage notesEdit

  • Ésser in the sense of "to be" is used for a characteristic of a person or object. See also: estar.
    • Sóc britànic, és catalana.
      • I'm British, she's Catalan.
    • L'or és groc.
      • Gold is yellow.
  • Ésser + past participle forms the passive voice.
    • Era pagat per la Generalitat.
      • I was paid by the Generalitat.

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