trouver

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old French trover, truver, from Vulgar Latin *tropāre, present active infinitive of *tropō, from Latin tropus; confer trope.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /tʁu.ve/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -e

Verb[edit]

trouver

  1. (transitive) to find; to retrieve something lost, turn up something hidden, or encounter something previously unknown to one
    Quand est-ce qu'elle a trouvé les clés ?
    When did she find the keys?
  2. (transitive) to find(something to be the case); to think or consider (something to be so).
    Je vous trouve si jolie.I find you so pretty.
  3. (reflexive, se trouver) to find oneself (at a place or in a situation)
  4. (reflexive, se trouver) To be found, to be situated, to be
    La boulangerie se trouve en face du cinéma.The bakery is [found] opposite the cinema.
  5. (impersonal, reflexive, se trouver) To be the case, to turn out (that)
    Il se trouve que je passe près de chez vous.
    I happen to be heading past your place.

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Middle French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old French trover, truver, from Vulgar Latin *tropāre, present active infinitive of *tropō, from Latin tropus.

Verb[edit]

trouver

  1. to find

Conjugation[edit]

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

Descendants[edit]

  • French: trouver

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Etymology[edit]

From Old French trover, truver, from Vulgar Latin *tropāre, present active infinitive of *tropō, from Latin tropus.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (file)

Verb[edit]

trouver (gerund trouv'thie)

  1. (Jersey) to find

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Picard[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old French trover, truver, from Vulgar Latin *tropāre, present active infinitive of *tropō, from Latin tropus.

Verb[edit]

trouver

  1. to find