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Pronunciation: /aʀive/

Translation of arriver in English:


  • 3arriver à to reach [level, agreement] to find [solution] arriver (jusqu')à qn to reach sb
  • 4arriver à faire to manage to do je n'y arrive pas I can't do it arriver à ses fins to achieve one's ends

v impers

  • qu'est-il arrivé? what happened?to) il m'arrive d'y aller, il arrive que j'y aille I sometimes go there

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