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EtymologyEdit

From Middle French estre, from a merger of two verbs:

See cognates in regional languages in France: Bourguignon étre, Champenois ètre, Norman ête, Gallo ête, Picard ète, Franco-Provençal étre, Occitan èsser and estar, Corsican essè.

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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. (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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être m (plural êtres)

  1. being, creature

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être

  1. (Jersey) Alternative form of êt'