See also: gener

French edit

Etymology edit

Inherited from Middle French genner, from Old French gehisner, derivative of gehine (torture resulting from confession, embarrassment), of Frankish origin. By surface analysis, gêne +‎ -er.

Pronunciation edit

  • IPA(key): /ʒɛ.ne/, /ʒ
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Verb edit


  1. to hinder, hamper, bother
  2. to bother, annoy, irritate
  3. to embarrass
    Arrête de me regarder comme ça, ça me gêne.
    Stop looking at me like that; it's making me uncomfortable.
  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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Descendants edit

  • Danish: genere
  • German: genieren
  • Esperanto: ĝeni

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