jouir

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See also: jouïr

French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old French joir, from Vulgar Latin *gaudīre, from Latin gaudēre, present active infinitive of gaudeō.

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

jouir

  1. (followed by the preposition de) to enjoy
    • Il jouissait d'une santé à toute épreuve.
  2. (intransitive) to have an orgasm
    • Elle m'a laissé jouir dans sa bouche.

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Conjugation[edit]

  • This is a regular verb of the second conjugation, like finir, choisir, and most other verbs with infinitives ending in -ir. One salient feature of this conjugation is the repeated appearance of the infix -iss-.

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Verb[edit]

jouir

  1. Alternative form of iouyr