See also: etre and étre

Bourbonnais-BerrichonEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old French estre, from Latin sum.

VerbEdit

être

  1. to be

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FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle French estre, ultimately from a merger of Latin esse (to be) and stare (to stand). Some forms additionally derive from sedēre (to sit).

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

être

  1. to be
    Vous devez être plus clairs.
    You must be clearer.
  2. (auxiliary) Used to form the perfect and pluperfect tense of certain verbs (including all reflexive verbs)
    Après être allé au yoga, je suis rentré chez moi.
    After having gone to yoga, I came back home.
  3. (semi-auxiliary) to be (Used to form the passive voice)
    Il peut être battu ce soir.
    He could be beaten this evening.

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NounEdit

être m (plural êtres)

  1. being, creature
  2. (uncountable) being, the state or fact of existence

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LorrainEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old French estre, from Latin sum.

VerbEdit

être

  1. to be

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NormanEdit

PronunciationEdit

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être

  1. (Jersey) Alternative form of êt’