protéger

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See also: proteger

French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin prōtegō, prōtegere.

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

protéger

  1. (transitive) to protect
    • 2018, Zaz, On s'en remet jamais
      Est-ce que nos souvenirs nous protègent ? Sont-ils emportés par le temps ?
      (please add an English translation of this quote)
    protéger de / protéger contreto protect against
  2. (reflexive) to protect oneself
    se protéger de la chaleur(please add an English translation of this usage example)
  3. (reflexive, indirect) to protect one's ...
    se protéger les yeux du soleil(please add an English translation of this usage example)
  4. (reflexive, reciprocal) to protect each other
    se protéger l'un l'autre(please add an English translation of this usage example)

Conjugation[edit]

This verb is conjugated like assiéger. It has both the spelling irregularities of other verbs in -ger (such as manger, where a silent 'e' is inserted before 'a' and 'o' endings (to indicate the /ʒ/ sound), and the spelling and pronunciation irregularities of other verbs in -é-er (such as céder), where the last stem vowel alternates between /e/ (written 'é') and /ɛ/ (written 'è').

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Descendants[edit]

  • Romanian: proteja

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