retourner

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Old French retorner, from re- + torner

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

retourner

  1. (transitive) to turn over, turn upside-down; (in cooking) to turn
  2. (transitive) to toss (salad), turn over (earth, soil)
  3. (transitive) to return, send back (an object)
  4. (intransitive) to return, go back (to/from a place)
  5. (intransitive) to return, revert (à to) (a state etc)
  6. (pronominal) to turn over; to overturn, capsize
  7. (pronominal) to turn round (turn one's head)
  8. (pronominal) to be reversed, be turned round (of a situation etc.)
  9. (pronominal) to get organised

Conjugation[edit]

  • When used as an intransitive verb, the verb takes être as an auxiliary verb to form past tenses. When used as a transitive verb, it takes avoir

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Middle French[edit]

Verb[edit]

retourner

  1. to return; to come back

Conjugation[edit]


Old French[edit]

Verb[edit]

retourner

  1. Alternative form of retorner

Conjugation[edit]

This verb conjugates as a first-group verb ending in -er. The forms that would normally end in *-rns, *-rnt are modified to rz, rt. Old French conjugation varies significantly by date and by region. The following conjugation should be treated as a guide.