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EtymologyEdit

From Middle French chercher, cercher, altered from Old French cerchier through assimilation, from Late Latin circāre, present active infinitive of circō, from Latin circa, circus.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ʃɛʁ.ʃe/
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VerbEdit

chercher

  1. (transitive) to look for, to seek
    Je cherche du boulot.
    I'm looking for some work.
  2. (intransitive, followed by à) to look (to do something)
    Chercher à expliquer ce phénomène.
    Look to explain this phenomenon.
  3. (transitive, slang) to mess with someone, ask for trouble
    Tu me cherches ou quoi ?
  4. (transitive) to pick up, to go and get

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Middle FrenchEdit

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EtymologyEdit

From an alteration of Old French cerchier, sercher, cercier, cercer through assimilation.

VerbEdit

chercher

  1. to search for; to look for

ConjugationEdit

  • Middle French conjugation varies from one text to another. Hence, the following conjugation should be considered as typical, not as exhaustive.

DescendantsEdit

  • French: chercher