See also: Neiger

French

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Etymology

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Inherited from Middle French neiger, from Old French negier, from Vulgar Latin *nivicāre, a verb based on Latin nivem (snow, noun). Compare Italian nevicare.

Pronunciation

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  • IPA(key): /nɛ.ʒe/, /ne.ʒe/
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Verb

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neiger (impersonal)

  1. (impersonal) to snow
    Il neigeait.It was snowing.

Conjugation

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This is a regular -er verb, but the stem is written neige- before endings that begin with -a- or -o- (to indicate that the -g- is a "soft" /ʒ/ and not a "hard" /ɡ/). This spelling-change occurs in all verbs in -ger, such as bouger and manger. This verb is impersonal and is conjugated only in the third-person singular.

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