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Pronunciation: /ʀepɔ̃dʀ/

Translation of répondre in English:


v+prep (répondre à)

  • 1répondre à to reply to, to answer [person, question, letter] to answer [phone]
  • 2répondre à to talk back to
  • 4répondre à to respond to [appeal, criticism] to return [greeting] répondre à un sourire to smile back les freins ne répondent plus the brakes have failed

v+prep (répondre de)

  • répondre de qn to vouch for sb répondre de ses actes to answer for one's actions

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