partager

FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From partage +‎ -er. Displaced partir in the sense of "to share, to divide".

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /paʁ.ta.ʒe/
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VerbEdit

partager

  1. to share
    Nous allons partager les bénéfices - We are going to share the benefits
  2. to divide up
    Ils partagèrent la succession en deux - They divided the estate in two
  3. to divide
    Les questions de la guerre et de la paix partageront le pays - Issues of war and peace will divide the country.
  4. to share out
    Je partageai les provisions avec tout le monde - I shared the provisions with everyone.

ConjugationEdit

This is a regular -er verb, but the stem is written partage- 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 neiger and manger.

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