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Sentence

Ou il est fou ou il est bête

Translation

Either he's mad or he's stupid



Analysis


ou
     1. conj. or
     2. conj. either
il
     1. pron. he (third-person singular masculine subject pronoun for human subject)
     2. pron. it (third-person singular subject pronoun for grammarically masculine objects)
     3. pron. Impersonal subject; it
est
     1. adj. east
     2. n-m. east
     3. v. third-person singular present indicative of être
     être
          1. v. to be
          2. v. (auxiliary) Used to form the perfect and pluperfect tense of certain verbs (including all reflexive verbs)
          3. v. (auxiliary) to be (Used to form the passive voice)
          4. n. being, creature
fou
     1. adj. mad, crazy
     2. n-m. madman
     3. n-m. (court entertainer) jester
     4. n. (chess,) bishop
     5. n. booby (bird)
ou
     1. conj. or
     2. conj. either
il
     1. pron. he (third-person singular masculine subject pronoun for human subject)
     2. pron. it (third-person singular subject pronoun for grammarically masculine objects)
     3. pron. Impersonal subject; it
est
     1. adj. east
     2. n-m. east
     3. v. third-person singular present indicative of être
     être
          1. v. to be
          2. v. (auxiliary) Used to form the perfect and pluperfect tense of certain verbs (including all reflexive verbs)
          3. v. (auxiliary) to be (Used to form the passive voice)
          4. n. being, creature
bête
     1. n. beast, animal
     2. adj. Not very bright and lacking in judgement; stupid; inept.
     3. adj. Which could have been easily averted; silly.
     4. adj. (Canada, informal) Having a bad character or in a bad mood; showing great displeasure in interacting with people; ill-tempered.


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