manque

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See also: manky and manqué

English[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French manqué

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /mɒŋˈkeɪ/
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Adjective[edit]

manque (not comparable)

  1. (postpositive) unable to fully realise one's ambitions; would-be
    an artist manque

Usage notes[edit]

  • In most usage this word retains the grammar of French. It often appears in italics in English printed text, indicating that it should follow correct French spelling, inflection (plural, gender), as well as being positioned after the noun modified. See manqué.

Asturian[edit]

Verb[edit]

manque

  1. first/third-person singular present subjunctive of mancar

French[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle French manque (first attested in 1594), from Old Italian manco (lack).

Noun[edit]

manque m (plural manques)

  1. lack, absence
    le manque d'amour maternelthe lack of maternal love
  2. stress due to drug withdrawal

Derived terms[edit]

Verb[edit]

manque

  1. inflection of manquer:
    1. first/third-person singular present indicative/subjunctive
    2. second-person singular imperative

Etymology 2[edit]

Borrowed from Italian manco, from Latin mancus.[1]

Noun[edit]

manque f (plural not attested)

  1. Only used in à la manque[1]

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Alain Rey, Dictionnaire Historique de la langue française, 2011, Nathan, →ISBN

Further reading[edit]


Portuguese[edit]

Verb[edit]

manque

  1. first-person singular (eu) present subjunctive of mancar
  2. third-person singular (ele and ela, also used with você and others) present subjunctive of mancar
  3. third-person singular (você) affirmative imperative of mancar
  4. third-person singular (você) negative imperative of mancar

Spanish[edit]

Verb[edit]

manque

  1. First-person singular (yo) present subjunctive form of mancar.
  2. Formal second-person singular (usted) present subjunctive form of mancar.
  3. Third-person singular (él, ella, also used with usted?) present subjunctive form of mancar.
  4. Formal second-person singular (usted) imperative form of mancar.