de nouveau

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Confer the Latin denuo and de novo.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adverb[edit]

de nouveau

  1. again; once again

Usage notes[edit]

Although informal French and some recent dictionaries tend to ignore it, traditional good usage establishes a nuance between à nouveau and de nouveau. “Expliquer à nouveau (quelque chose)” means to explain (something) in a different way, on new basis, as if it were the first time. “Expliquer de nouveau” simply means to explain it once again.