sembler

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle French and Old French sembler, from Late Latin similāre, present active infinitive of similō, from Latin similis.

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

sembler

  1. (intransitive) to seem, to resemble
  2. (intransitive) to appear

Conjugation[edit]

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Usage notes[edit]

  • When the verb sembler is followed by the conjunction que, the following verb is in the subjunctive mood:
    Il semble qu'il pleuve
  • However this is not the case when sembler is used reflexively:
    Il me semble qu'il pleut

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Middle French[edit]

Verb[edit]

sembler

  1. to seem; to appear

Conjugation[edit]


Old French[edit]

Verb[edit]

sembler

  1. Alternative form of sambler

Conjugation[edit]

This verb conjugates as a first-group verb ending in -er. In the present tense an extra supporting e is needed in the first-person singular indicative and throughout the singular subjunctive, and the third-person singular subjunctive ending -t is lost. Old French conjugation varies significantly by date and by region. The following conjugation should be treated as a guide.