affaire

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

a- +‎ faire

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

affaire f (plural affaires)

  1. affair, business
  2. deal
  3. (Quebec, informal) things; stuff
    • 1996, Chrystine Brouillet, C'est pour mieux t'aimer, mon enfant, ISBN 2-89021-276-9, page 66:
      "Cibole! C'est pas le genre d'affaire qu'on oublie!" — Dangit! It's not the kind of stuff you just forget!
  4. (Quebec, informal) thingamajig

Usage notes[edit]

  • In the meaning of "thing, stuff", the word is also used as a plurale tantum.

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Guernésiais[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old French afaire, from Latin ad + faciō, facere.

Noun[edit]

affaire f (usually uncountable)

  1. things

Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

French

Noun[edit]

affaire m (invariable)

  1. Political controversy

Old French[edit]

Noun[edit]

affaire f (oblique plural affaires, nominative singular affaire, nominative plural affaires)

  1. Alternative form of afaire.