French word of the Day: Obvie

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French word of the Day: Obvie
French Word of the Day: obvie

If you think about it, it’s obvious


Why do I need to know obvie?

Actually, you don’t. As an English speaker, it should come naturally to you, even as you read it for the very first time.

What does it mean?

Obvie - pronounced ob - vee - may be useful for bac students as they prepare for their upcoming philosophy exam, as it describes something, including a word or a line of argument, that is self-evident, whose meaning and understanding is clear and obvious.

It comes straight from the latin, obvius.

However, in more everyday French, if you want to say that something is obvious, you say 'c'est évident' or if you're saying 'obviously' that would be the very widely used évidemment

Do not confuse obvie with obvié - which is the past participle of the verb obvier, which means to correct or remedy [a situation].

Use it like this

Je trouve cela parfaitement obvie - I find this perfectly obvious

Le sens obvie d’un terme - The obvious meaning of a term



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