Daily Verb Lesson: French for frighten is effrayer
The French for frighten is the irregular ER verb effrayer.
To remember this, imagine you are frightened by the FRAYED rope!
Bégayer can also mean: to scare, to alarm, to put someone off. Related words include:
- s'effrayer (vr) : to be frightened, to be scared.
- effrayant (adj) : frightening, dreadful, terrible, chilling, fearsome.
- l'effraie (nf) : barn/screech owl.
With some ER verbs ending in -ayer it is optional to replace the y with an i before a silent syllable.
Examples of this family of verb conjugations: bégayer, délayer, effrayer, embrayer, enrayer, payer, pagayer, surpayer, balayer.
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to frighten: effrayer
Imagine you are frightened by the FRAYED rope!
✔ effrayer is an irregular ER verb. ✔
Learn effrayer and it will reinforce the pattern for ALL those other ER verbs. ✔
Do these verbs every day for a month and you will have a solid knowledge of the ER verbs' conjugation patterns.
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