-re

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French[edit]

Suffix[edit]

-re

  1. One of the three main verb endings, along with -er and -ir.

Usage notes[edit]

  • Technically, -re is not a suffix or even a verb ending proper, as it is always part of a wider pattern in -dre, -ttre, -ire etc., and is only used as such for its practical aspect, as it groups verbs of very different conjugations, and several verbs of the third group do not end in -re.

Hungarian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Suffix[edit]

-re

  1. onto, on (sublative case ending)
    szőnyeg (carpet) → tedd a szőnyegre - put it on the carpet

Declension[edit]

Usage notes[edit]

  • See under -ra

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Romanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From the Latin infinitive endings (-are, -ere, -ire). Used in Romanian with a verb to form the "long infinitive", which is a verbal noun. See also the short infinitive forms of Romanian verbs, -a, -ea, -e, and -i.

Suffix[edit]

-re

  1. attached to the ends of verb infinitives to form nouns, meaning the action or result of
    traducere - translating, translation (the action or result of translation)
    conjugare - conjugating, conjugation (the action or result of conjugation)
    vorbire - speech, speaking (the action or result of speech)
    avere - wealth, riches (the result of having)

Usage notes[edit]

Most verb infinitives simply add -re, but second conjugation verbs (those ending in -ea) drop the a before adding the suffix.

Type 1
cânta becomes cântare
lucra becomes lucrare

Type 2

plăcea becomes plăcere
vedea becomes vedere
Type 3
cere becomes cerere
fute becomes futere
Type 4
vorbi becomes vorbire
iubi becomes iubire

Swedish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse -ri, from Proto-Germanic *-izô.

Suffix[edit]

-re

  1. Forms the comparative degree of a few adjectives, most of which change their stem vowel (umlaut) when this happens.
    lång (long), längre (longer)
    ung (young), yngre (younger)

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