parler

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle French parler (to speak or talk), from Old French parler (to talk; to speak), from Vulgar Latin *paraulāre (to speak), present active infinitive of *paraulō, from Late Latin parabolō, from Latin parabola (comparison), from Ancient Greek παραβολή (parabolḗ), from παραβάλλω (parabállō, to compare), from παρά (pará, beside) + βάλλω (bállō, to throw).

See cognates in regional languages in France : Norman pâlaer, Gallo parler, Picard parler, Bourguignon pairôlai, Franco-Provençal parlar, Occitan parla, Corsican parlà.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /paʁ.le/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -e

Verb[edit]

parler

  1. (intransitive) to speak or talk
    Il a commencé à parler à l’âge de quatre ans.
    He began to speak at the age of four.
    Ils ont parlé plusieurs heures avant d’aller se coucher.
    They spoke several hours before going to sleep.
  2. (transitive) to be able to communicate in a language; to speak
    Elle parle couramment français. - She speaks French fluently
  3. (heraldry) to cant; (of a coat of arms) to make a pun of its bearer's name
    Armes parlantes.

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Noun[edit]

parler m (plural parlers)

  1. parlance

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Middle French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old French parler (to talk; to speak), from Vulgar Latin *paraulāre (to speak), present active infinitive of *paraulō, from Late Latin parabolō, from Latin parabola (comparison), from Ancient Greek παραβολή (parabolḗ), from παρά (pará, beside) with βολή (bolḗ, throwing).

Verb[edit]

parler

  1. to speak; to talk.

Conjugation[edit]

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

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Old French[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Vulgar Latin *paraulāre (to speak), present active infinitive of *paraulō, from Late Latin parabolō, from Latin parabola (comparison), from Ancient Greek παραβολή (parabolḗ) with βολή (bolḗ, throwing).

Verb[edit]

parler

  1. to speak; to talk

Conjugation[edit]

This verb conjugates as a first-group verb ending in -er. The forms that would normally end in *-ols, *-olt are modified to ous, out. This verb has a stressed present stem parol distinct from the unstressed stem parl. Old French conjugation varies significantly by date and by region. The following conjugation should be treated as a guide.

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