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être

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Etymology

From [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:fr:Template:lang:la derivations]] esse, be; irregular also in Latin; past participle from Latin status.

Pronunciation

Verb

être

  1. to be
    Vous devez être plus clair. - You must be clearer
  2. (auxiliary) Used to form the perfect and pluperfect tense of certain verbs (including all reflexive verbs)
    Àpres être allé au yoga, je suis rentré chez moi. - After having gone to yoga, I came back home
  3. (auxiliary) to be (Used to form the passive voice)
    Il peut être battu ce soir. - He could be beaten this evening.

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See also

Noun

être m. (plural êtres)

  1. being, creature

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