ennuyer

FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old French enuier, from Late Latin inodiare. Compare Italian annoiare, Spanish enojar.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ɑ̃.nɥi.je/
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VerbEdit

ennuyer

  1. to afflict with boredom; to bore
    J’espère que je ne vous ai pas ennuyé.
    I hope I haven’t bored you.
  2. (reflexive) to be bored
  3. (reflexive + de) to miss something or someone
  4. to annoy, bother, trouble
  5. to worry

Usage notesEdit

  • Je suis ennuyé → "I am bored" (litteral translation).
  • Je m'ennuie → "I bore myself" → "I am bored" (adapted translation).
  • The difference between the two terms above is that être ennuyé suggests being annoyed by someone or something, whereas the reflexive form of ennuyer, s'ennuyer, suggests boredom comes from lack of activity.

ConjugationEdit

This verb is part of a large group of -er verbs that conjugate like noyer or appuyer. These verbs always replace the 'y' with an 'i' before a silent 'e'.

This verb is part of a large group of -er verbs that conjugate like noyer or appuyer. These verbs always replace the 'y' with an 'i' before a silent 'e'.

This verb is part of a large group of -er verbs that conjugate like noyer or appuyer. These verbs always replace the 'y' with an 'i' before a silent 'e'.

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