è

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Character  è 
Unicode name LATIN SMALL LETTER E WITH GRAVE
Unicode block Latin-1 Supplement
Codepoint U+00E8

Translingual[edit]

Letter[edit]

è lower case (upper case È)

  1. The letter e with a grave accent.

Usage notes[edit]

  • In French, Italian, Occitan and Catalan the è is pronounced /ɛ/ as opposed to é which is pronounced /e/.
  • In English the è is used only poetically in order to indicate that it is pronounced /ɛ/ as opposed to mute. In other words, it indicates a departure, for poetic purposes, from the usual pronunciation of the so-modified e.
  • In Italian it is used to indicate a stressed e, /ɛ/, at the end of a word.

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From a, a distinctly Quebec contracted form of elle, + est.

Phrase[edit]

è

  1. (Quebec) she's, it's: contraction of elle est.

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Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin est, ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *h₁ésti.

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

è

  1. third-person singular present indicative of essere; is
    Se non è vero, è ben trovato.
    If it is not true, it is a good story.

Usage notes[edit]

  • The uppercase form (È) is often written as E', especially in print.

Mandarin[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Romanization[edit]

è (Zhuyin ㄜˋ)

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Neapolitan[edit]

Verb[edit]

è

  1. third-person singular present indicative of èssere; is

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