Prefix – préfixe


Let's Define It!

What's a *prefix*?

prefix (un préfixe in French) is a linguistic particle that you add to the beginning of a word to create a new grammatical function or create a new meaning.

For example, in découragement (discouragement), the prefix is , the root is courage and the suffix is ment.

Prefixes can be added before the stems of a noun (immobilisation), verb (immobiliser), adjective (immobile) and adverb (irrégulièrement) .


Let's Pronounce It!

What does it sound like in French?


Let's Have an Example or Two!

Can a little reinforcement do the trick?

Here are some French words, (noun, adjective, verb) with a prefix.

  1. antivirus
  2. dysfonction [dysfunction]
  3. impitoyable [pitiless]
  4. stabiliser


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