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French

Etymology

From [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:fr:Template:lang:la derivations]] attendere.

Pronunciation

Verb

attendre

  1. (transitive) To wait for, to await.
    J’attends mon cousin à la gare.
    I am waiting for my cousin at the station.
  2. To expect.
    On attendait mieux de toi.
    We expected more from you.

Conjugation

  • This verb is one of a fairly large group of -re verbs, sometimes called the regular -re verbs (-endre, -ondre, -andre, -erdre and -ordre), that are all conjugated the same way. Other members of this group include vendre and perdre.

Usage notes

This is a false friend in French, and does not mean “to attend” under any circumstances.

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