emmener

FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

Attested in Old French as enmener, equivalent to en- +‎ mener.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ɑ̃m.ne/
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VerbEdit

emmener

  1. (transitive) to take off, take away or out
  2. (transitive) to take (someone) somewhere, to take (something) with (someone)
    • 1997, “J’t’emmène au vent”, performed by Louise Attaque:
      Allez viens, j't’emmène au vent / Je t’emmène au-dessus des gens
      (please add an English translation of this quote)

ConjugationEdit

This verb is conjugated mostly like the regular -er verbs (parler and chanter and so on), but the -e- /ə/ of the second-to-last syllable becomes -è- /ɛ/ when the next vowel is a silent or schwa -e-. For example, in the third-person singular present indicative, we have il emmène rather than *il emmene. Other verbs conjugated this way include lever and mener. Related but distinct conjugations include those of appeler and préférer.

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