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FrenchEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old French paroistre, from Vulgar Latin *parescere, from Latin pārēre, present active infinitive of pāreō. Compare Occitan paréisser, Catalan parèixer, Spanish and Portuguese parecer.

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

paraître

  1. to appear (become visible)
    L'acteur parut sur l'écran.The actor appeared on screen.
  2. to be published
    Ce texte est paru il y a longtemps.This text was published long ago.
  3. to appear, to seem
    Il paraît avoir 40 ans.He seems forty (years old).

ConjugationEdit

This verb is one of a fairly small group of -re verbs, that are all conjugated the same way. They are unlike other verb groups in that the ‘i’ is given a circumflex before a ‘t’.

Usage notesEdit

  • In the sense of to be published, this verb can take the verb être as the auxiliary.[1]

Related termsEdit

NounEdit

paraître m (plural paraîtres)

  1. appearance

AnagramsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ paraître” in le Trésor de la langue française informatisé (The Digitized Treasury of the French Language).