FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle French , from Old French ou, from Latin ubi (where?). The grave accent was added in Middle French to differentiate from ou (or).

PronunciationEdit

AdverbEdit

  1. where (interrogative)
    est la gare?
    Where is the station?
    Comment savez-vous j'habite ?
    How do you know where I live?
  2. where (relative pronoun)
    • Jean-Claude Bologne, Histoire du célibat et des célibataires, 2007
      Dans un monde l'homme propose et la femme dispose, le célibataire a fait un choix conscient, dont il est pleinement responsable.
      In a world where the man proposes and the woman disposes, the single person has made a conscious choice for which he is fully responsible.
  3. At that time; when.
    Au moment nous parlons, le téléphone sonne.
    (please add an English translation of this usage example)
  4. (poetic) whither, to where
    Un ciel plus pur et des dieux meilleurs, je t'offre à Rome je me rends.
    A purer heaven and better gods I offer you in Rome, whither I go.

SynonymsEdit

  • (interrogative): (Louisiana) éyoù

Usage notesEdit

  • is the only word in the French language that contains the letter u with a grave accent (`).

Derived termsEdit

Further readingEdit


Middle FrenchEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old French ou, from Latin ubi. The grave accent was added in Middle French to differentiate from ou (or).

AdverbEdit

  1. where

DescendantsEdit

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