See also: gener

FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle French genner, from Old French gehisner, derivative of gehine (torture resulting from confession, embarrassment), of Frankish origin. Synchronically analysable as gêne +‎ -er.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ʒɛ.ne/, /ʒe.ne/
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VerbEdit

gêner

  1. to hinder, hamper, bother
  2. to bother, annoy, irritate
  3. to embarrass
    Arrête de me regarder comme ça, ça me gêne.
  4. (reflexive) to be bothered about something
    Ne te gêne pas, surtout ! – Don't mind me!
    Je vais me gêner, tiens ! – See if I care!

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DescendantsEdit

  • German: genieren
  • Esperanto: ĝeni

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