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EnglishEdit

 
Souvenirs from around the world. Clockwise from top, Empire State Building, New York City, New York, USA; Leaning Tower of Pisa, Pisa, Italy; Queen's Guards, London, United Kingdom; Eiffel Tower, Paris, France.

EtymologyEdit

From French souvenir (literally memory); compare memento.

PronunciationEdit

  • Hyphenation: sou‧ve‧nir
  • IPA(key): /ˌsuːvəˈnɪə(ɹ)/
  • Rhymes: -ɪə(ɹ)

NounEdit

souvenir (plural souvenirs)

  1. An item of sentimental value, to remember an event or location.
    Synonyms: keepsake, memento, memorabilia

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VerbEdit

souvenir (third-person singular simple present souvenirs, present participle souveniring, simple past and past participle souvenired)

  1. (transitive) To take (an article) as a souvenir, especially illicitly, for example during wartime.

DutchEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from French souvenir.

PronunciationEdit

  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: sou‧ve‧nir

NounEdit

souvenir n (plural souvenirs, diminutive souvenirtje n)

  1. souvenir

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FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

Middle French soubvenir, from Old French sovenir, from Latin subvenīre, present active infinitive of subveniō (come to mind, occur to), from sub + veniō.

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

souvenir

  1. (reflexive, with de) to remember
    Je me souviens de toi.
    I remember you.

ConjugationEdit

This is a verb in a group of -ir verbs. All verbs ending in -venir, such as convenir and devenir, are conjugated this way.

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NounEdit

souvenir m (plural souvenirs)

  1. memory (mental picture).
    Je n'ai pas le souvenir de t'avoir dit ça...
    I don't have the memory of me having told you that... (I don't remember telling you that...)
  2. souvenir
    J'ai ramené un souvenir de Paris.
    I have brought back a souvenir of Paris.

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ItalianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From French

NounEdit

souvenir m (invariable)

  1. souvenir

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Old FrenchEdit

VerbEdit

souvenir

  1. Alternative form of sovenir

SpanishEdit

NounEdit

souvenir m (plural souvenires)

  1. souvenir