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When you want to express the idea of "manage to do something", do these three verbs somehow differ in meaning?

« J'espère qu'on parviendra à trouver Camille. »

« J'espère qu'on arrivera à trouver Camille. »

« J'espère qu'on réussira à trouver Camille. »

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All phrases mean the same with some subtile differences:

  • arrivera is the most neutral
  • parviendra expresses the idea of long journey/trip/work/effort
  • réussira expresses the idea of a final success/hapiness

Difficult to say more without the context.

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Using the verb arriver and réussir is more natural than using the verb parvenir. But all these three have almost exactly the same meaning.

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    I personally feel a slight difference in tone between "réussir" and "arriver". "réussir" feels a bit more positive than "arriver", which make the example with "réussira" more optimistic, while "arrivera" is still rather neutral. Still, good answer. – Aralicia Jan 28 '16 at 18:41
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    +1 - you could add: aboutir à. – guillaume girod-vitouchkina Jan 29 '16 at 7:47
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I would say that there is a difference between réussir and arriver ; or rather arriver has a richer meaning than réussir : arriver means that you have "réussi" doing something after making an effort. I find that sentences (1) are correct, but sentences (2) sound strange to my ear :

(1)a : J'ai réussi à faire cela du premier coup.
(1)b : Il réussit à faire tout ce qu'il veut sans le moindre effort.

(2)a : ??? Je suis arrivé à faire cela du premier coup.
(2)b : ??? Il arrive à faire tout ce qu'il veut sans le moindre effort.

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