See also: manky and manqué

EnglishEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From French manqué

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /mɒŋˈkeɪ/
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AdjectiveEdit

manque (not comparable)

  1. (postpositive) unable to fully realise one's ambitions; would-be
    an artist manque

Usage notesEdit

  • In most usage this word retains the grammar of French. It often appears in italics in English printed text, indicating that it should follow correct French spelling, inflection (plural, gender), as well as being positioned after the noun modified. See manqué.

AsturianEdit

VerbEdit

manque

  1. first/third-person singular present subjunctive of mancar

FrenchEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Middle French manque (first attested in 1594), from Old Italian manco (lack).

NounEdit

manque m (plural manques)

  1. lack, absence
    le manque d'amour maternelthe lack of maternal love
  2. stress due to drug withdrawal

Derived termsEdit

VerbEdit

manque

  1. inflection of manquer:
    1. first/third-person singular present indicative/subjunctive
    2. second-person singular imperative

Etymology 2Edit

Borrowed from Italian manco, from Latin mancus.[1]

NounEdit

manque f (plural not attested)

  1. Only used in à la manque[1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 Alain Rey, Dictionnaire Historique de la langue française, 2011, Nathan, →ISBN

Further readingEdit


PortugueseEdit

VerbEdit

manque

  1. first-person singular (eu) present subjunctive of mancar
  2. third-person singular (ele and ela, also used with você and others) present subjunctive of mancar
  3. third-person singular (você) affirmative imperative of mancar
  4. third-person singular (você) negative imperative of mancar

SpanishEdit

VerbEdit

manque

  1. First-person singular (yo) present subjunctive form of mancar.
  2. Formal second-person singular (usted) present subjunctive form of mancar.
  3. Third-person singular (él, ella, also used with usted?) present subjunctive form of mancar.
  4. Formal second-person singular (usted) imperative form of mancar.