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EtymologyEdit

From Middle French parler (to speak or talk), from Old French parler (to talk; to speak), from Vulgar Latin *paraulāre (to speak), present active infinitive of *paraulō, from Late Latin parabolō, from Latin parabola (comparison), from Ancient Greek παραβολή (parabolḗ), from παραβάλλω (parabállō, to compare), from παρά (pará, beside) + βάλλω (bállō, to throw).

See cognates in regional languages in France : Norman pâlaer, Gallo parler, Picard parler, Bourguignon pairôlai, Franco-Provençal parlar, Occitan parla, Corsican parlà.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /paʁ.le/
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  • Rhymes: -e

VerbEdit

parler

  1. (intransitive) to speak or talk
    Il a commencé à parler à l’âge de quatre ans.
    He began to speak at the age of four.
    Ils ont parlé plusieurs heures avant d’aller se coucher.
    They spoke several hours before going to sleep.
  2. (transitive) to be able to communicate in a language; to speak
    Elle parle couramment français. - She speaks French fluently
  3. (heraldry) to cant; (of a coat of arms) to make a pun of its bearer's name
    Armes parlantes.

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NounEdit

parler m (plural parlers)

  1. parlance

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Middle FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old French parler (to talk; to speak), from Vulgar Latin *paraulāre (to speak), present active infinitive of *paraulō, from Late Latin parabolō, from Latin parabola (comparison), from Ancient Greek παραβολή (parabolḗ), from παρά (pará, beside) with βολή (bolḗ, throwing).

VerbEdit

parler

  1. to speak; to talk.

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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Old FrenchEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Vulgar Latin *paraulāre (to speak), present active infinitive of *paraulō, from Late Latin parabolō, from Latin parabola (comparison), from Ancient Greek παραβολή (parabolḗ) with βολή (bolḗ, throwing).

VerbEdit

parler

  1. to speak; to talk

ConjugationEdit

This verb conjugates as a first-group verb ending in -er. The forms that would normally end in *-ols, *-olt are modified to ous, out. This verb has a stressed present stem parol distinct from the unstressed stem parl. Old French conjugation varies significantly by date and by region. The following conjugation should be treated as a guide.

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