arriver

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

arrive +‎ -er

Noun[edit]

arriver (plural arrivers)

  1. One who arrives; usually, one who arrives in a specified way.
    Synonyms: arrival, arrivant
    • 2007 January 7, “Gerard Beekman and Michael Kaminsky”, in New York Times[1]:
      Mr. Kaminsky tells precisely the same story — except with Mr. Beekman as the late arriver.

Translations[edit]

French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Inherited from Middle French arriver, from Old French ariver, from Early Medieval Latin adrīpāre. Synchronically a- +‎ rive +‎ -er.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /a.ʁi.ve/
  • (file)

Verb[edit]

arriver

  1. to arrive (often followed by a location)
    On est arrivés à Paris vers 9 heures.
    We arrived in Paris around 9 o'clock.
    Ils sont arrivés avant moi.
    They got there before me.
    Je narriverai pas à temps pour voir le début du film.
    I won't arrive in time to see the start of the film.
  2. (impersonal) to happen (unlike other translations of happen, can be used with an indirect object to specify something/somebody affected by the action; it may also be used with a relative clause in the subjunctive)
    Ça ne marrive jamais.
    That never happens to me.
    Il arrive souvent qu’il soit en retard.
    It often happens that he is late.
  3. (informal) to cope, to manage
    J’ sais pas quoi faire... Jarrive plus.I don't know what to do... I can't do it anymore.
  4. to be able to, to manage (to do something successfully)
    Synonym: parvenir
    Je suis finalement arrivé à réparer cette porte.
    I finally managed to repair that door.
    • 2015, Claude Nativel, Comme le phénix...:
      Je n’avais aucune nouvelle de la situation politique dans notre pauvre pays, je ne savais pas ce que j’allais trouver en y foulant son sol, si nous arrivions à passer la frontière du pays voisin sans nous faire arrêter.
      I had no news of the political situation in our poor country, I didn't know what I would find when I set foot on its soil, if we were able to cross the neighboring country's border without being arrested.
  5. to obtain a level of success or fame

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Descendants[edit]

  • German: arrivieren (to succeed)

Further reading[edit]

Middle French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old French ariver.

Verb[edit]

arriver

  1. to arrive

Conjugation[edit]

  • Middle French conjugation varies from one text to another. Hence, the following conjugation should be considered as typical, not as exhaustive.

Descendants[edit]

Norman[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Inherited from Early Medieval Latin adrīpāre. Synchronically a- +‎ rive +‎ -er.

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

arriver

  1. (Jersey) to arrive

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