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EtymologyEdit

From Middle French nettoyer, from Old French nettoier, from Vulgar Latin *nitidiāre, from Latin nitidāre, present active infinitive of nitidō, from nitidus. Synchronically analysable as net +‎ -oyer.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /nɛ.twa.je/
  • (file)

VerbEdit

nettoyer

  1. to clean
    • Nettoyer les fesses du bébé.
  2. to wipe clean

ConjugationEdit

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

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Middle FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old French nettoier.

VerbEdit

nettoyer

  1. to clean

ConjugationEdit

  • Middle French conjugation varies from one text to another. Hence, the following conjugation should be considered as typical, not as exhaustive.

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