répondre

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See also: repondre and rêpondre

French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old French respondre, from Latin respondēre, present active infinitive of respondeō.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ʁe.pɔ̃dʁ/
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  • Hyphenation: ré‧pondre

Verb[edit]

répondre

  1. (intransitive) To reply, to answer
    Tu dois répondre aux questions que je te pose.
    You must answer the questions I ask you.

Conjugation[edit]

  • This verb is one of a fairly large group of -re verbs, sometimes called the regular -re verbs (-endre, -ondre, -andre, -erdre and -ordre), that are all conjugated the same way. Other members of this group include vendre and perdre.

Usage notes[edit]

Répondre is followed by à to make it transitive.

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