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EtymologyEdit

Formed from dis- +‎ paraître, based on Late Latin dispareo, disparere.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /dis.pa.ʁɛtʁ/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -ɛtʁ

VerbEdit

disparaître

  1. to disappear
  2. (video games) to despawn

ConjugationEdit

  • While the verb usually takes avoir as an auxiliary verb, in a literary context it can take être.

This verb is one of a fairly small group of -re verbs, that are all conjugated the same way. They are unlike other verb groups in that the ‘i’ is given a circumflex before a ‘t’.

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