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paraître

paraître

See also: paraitre

French

Alternative forms

Verb

paraître

  1. to appear (become visible)
    L'acteur parut sur l'écran. ― The actor appeared on screen.
  2. to be published
    Ce texte est paru il y a longtemps. ― This text was published long ago.
  3. to appear, to seem
    Il paraît avoir 40 ans. ― He seems forty (years old).

Conjugation

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’.

Usage notes

  • In the sense of to be published, this verb can take the verb être as the auxiliary.[1]

Related terms

Noun

paraître m (plural paraîtres)

  1. appearance

Anagrams

References

  1. paraître” in le Trésor de la langue française informatisé (The Digitized Treasury of the French Language).