tutoyer

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

tu + (t) +‎ -oyer, compare the Icelandic þúa, German duzen and English thou. Cognate to Spanish tutear.

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Verb[edit]

tutoyer

  1. to address (someone) using tu, to thou
  2. (colloquial) to be familiar with, to be close to something.

Conjugation[edit]

  • This verb is part of a large group of -er verbs that conjugate like noyer or ennuyer. These verbs always replace the ‘y’ with an ‘i’ before a silent ‘e’.

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See also[edit]

  • Japanese: 呼び捨て (よびすて, yobisute, to call someone by their given or family name, without using さん or some other honorific)