arriver

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

arrive +‎ -er

Noun[edit]

arriver (plural arrivers)

  1. One who arrives; usually, one who arrives in a specified way

French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From a- + rive, Vulgar Latin *arripare, from Latin ad rīpa. Compare Italian arrivare, Spanish arribar.

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Verb[edit]

arriver

  1. to arrive (often followed by a location)
    On est arrivés à Paris vers 9 heures.
    We arrived in Paris around 9 o'clock.
  2. to happen (unlike other translations of happen, can be used with an indirect object to specify something/somebody affected by the action)
    Cela ne m'arrive jamais.
    That never happens to me.
  3. to be able to, to manage (to do something successfully) (see also parvenir)
    Je suis finalement arrivé à réparer cette porte
    I finally managed to repair that door
  4. to obtain a level of success or fame.

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Jèrriais[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old French ariver, from Late Latin *arrīpare, from Latin ad + rīpa (shore).

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Verb[edit]

arriver

  1. to arrive

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