acheter

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French[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

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  • IPA(key): /a.ʃə.te/ Parisian
  • IPA(key): /aʃ.te/ Other

Etymology[edit]

From Old French acheter, from Vulgar Latin *accaptāre, from Latin ad + captāre, present active infinitive of captō.

Verb[edit]

acheter

  1. to purchase; to buy

Conjugation[edit]

  • This verb is conjugated mostly like the regular -er verbs (parler and chanter and so on), but the -e- /ə/ of the second-to-last syllable becomes -è- /ɛ/ when the next vowel is a silent or schwa -e-. For example, in the third-person singular present indicative, we have il achète rather than *il achete. Other verbs conjugated this way include lever and mener. Related but distinct conjugations include those of appeler and préférer.

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Old French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Vulgar Latin *accaptāre, from Latin ad + captāre, present active infinitive of captō.

Verb[edit]

acheter

  1. to purchase; to buy

Conjugation[edit]

  • This verb conjugates like other verbs ending in -er. In addition, it has a stressed stem achat- distinct from the unstressed stem achet-. The forms that would normally end in *-ts, *-tt are modified to z, t. Old French conjugation varies significantly by date and by region. The following conjugation should be treated as a guide.

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