affaire

FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

a- +‎ faire

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

affaire f (plural affaires)

  1. affair, business
  2. deal
  3. (Quebec, informal) things; stuff
    • 1996, Chrystine Brouillet, C'est pour mieux t'aimer, mon enfant, ISBN 2-89021-276-9, page 66:
      "Cibole! C'est pas le genre d'affaire qu'on oublie!" — Dangit! It's not the kind of stuff you just forget!
  4. (Quebec, informal) thingamajig

Usage notesEdit

  • In the meaning of "thing, stuff", the word is also used as a plurale tantum.

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GuernésiaisEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old French afaire, from Latin ad + faciō, facere.

NounEdit

affaire f (usually uncountable)

  1. things

ItalianEdit

EtymologyEdit

French

NounEdit

affaire m (invariable)

  1. Political controversy

Old FrenchEdit

NounEdit

affaire f (oblique plural affaires, nominative singular affaire, nominative plural affaires)

  1. Alternative form of afaire.
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