- to appear (become visible)
- L'acteur parut sur l'écran. ― The actor appeared on screen.
- to be published
- Ce texte est paru il y a longtemps. ― This text was published long ago.
- to appear, to seem
- Il paraît avoir 40 ans. ― He seems forty (years old).
This verb is one of a fairly small group of -re verbs, that are all conjugated the same way. They are unlike other verb groups in that the ‘i’ is given a circumflex before a ‘t’.
Conjugation of paraître (see also Appendix:French verbs)
- In the sense of to be published, this verb can take the verb être as the auxiliary.
paraître m (plural paraîtres)
↑ “paraître” in le Trésor de la langue française informatisé (The Digitized Treasury of the French Language).