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EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

continue +‎ -er

NounEdit

continuer (plural continuers)

  1. One who, or that which, continues.
    • 2014, Peter Perciles Trifonas, ‎Themistoklis Aravossitas, Rethinking Heritage Language Education (page 71)
      Under the current CCAFL scheme, syllabuses are developed at three levels: beginners, continuers (second language) and background/first language speakers []
  2. (linguistics) A word or phrase interjected by the listener to indicate that he/she is listening to the speaker.
    • 2008 January 8, Denise Grady, “For Cancer Patients, Empathy Goes a Long Way”, in New York Times[1]:
      The team found that doctors used continuers only 22 percent of the time.

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EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Latin continuāre, present active infinitive of continuō.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /kɔ̃.ti.nɥe/
  • (file)

VerbEdit

continuer

  1. to continue

Usage notesEdit

  • When followed by an infinitive, à is placed between continuer and the infinitive: Il continue à me déranger.

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