toujours

See also: toûjours

FrenchEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle French tousjours, from Old French toz jorz, tuzjurz (without ceasing, literally all days), equivalent to tous +‎ jours (compare Dutch altijd (always), Danish altid (always)). Replaced Old French sempres (always), from Latin semper.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /tu.ʒuʁ/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -uʁ

AdverbEdit

toujours

  1. always
  2. still

Usage notesEdit

  • The "s" at the end of toujours will not trigger liaison. For example, toujours ici will be pronounced as [tu.ʒu.ʁ‿i.si].

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