acheter

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French[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

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  • IPA(key): /a.ʃə.te/ Parisian
  • IPA(key): /aʃ.te/ Other

Etymology[edit]

From Old French acheter, from Vulgar Latin *accaptāre, from Latin ad + captāre, present active infinitive of captō.

Verb[edit]

acheter

  1. to purchase; to buy

Conjugation[edit]

  • This verb is conjugated mostly like the regular -er verbs (parler and chanter and so on), but the -e- /ə/ of the second-to-last syllable becomes -è- /ɛ/ when the next vowel is a silent or schwa -e-. For example, in the third-person singular present indicative, we have il achète rather than *il achete. Other verbs conjugated this way include lever and mener. Related but distinct conjugations include those of appeler and préférer.

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Old French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Vulgar Latin *accaptāre, from Latin ad + captāre, present active infinitive of captō.

Verb[edit]

acheter

  1. to purchase; to buy

Conjugation[edit]

  • This verb conjugates as with other verbs ending -er, but may have two stems (an unstressed or "weak" one and a stressed or "strong" one, which appears only in the present tense). It may have additional, predictable irregularities in the present indicative and subjunctive singular due to phonological constraints in the language. Old French conjugation varies significantly by date and by region. The following conjugation should be treated as a guide.

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