souvent

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin subinde, which consists of sub + inde. The original meaning of subinde was “immediately after”, which then evolved to “repeatedly” and then to “often”.[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /su.vɑ̃/
  • (file)

Adverb[edit]

souvent

  1. often
    Je visite la France trop souvent.
    I visit France too often.

Descendants[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 1964, Albert Dauzat; Jean Dubois, Henri Mitterand, Nouveau dictionnaire étymologique (in French), Paris: Librairie Larousse:

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Guernésiais[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin subinde.

Adverb[edit]

souvent

  1. often