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entendre

EnglishEdit

NounEdit

entendre

  1. Only used in double entendre

CatalanEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Provençal, from Latin intendere, present active infinitive of intendō (to turn one's attention, to strain).

VerbEdit

entendre (first-person singular present entenc, past participle entès)

  1. to understand

ConjugationEdit


FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle French and Old French, from Latin intendere, present active infinitive of intendō (to turn one's attention, to strain).

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

entendre

  1. to hear
  2. (intransitive) to be able to hear
  3. (literary) to listen to
  4. (formal) to mean
  5. (reflexive) to agree with each other.
  6. (reflexive) to have good relations with; to get on.
    Je m'entends bien avec elle — I get along well with her.
  7. (pronominal) to be good or competent at something.
    s'y entendre en
  8. (rare) to desire; to wish; to intend
    comme je l'entends — as I wish.
    J'entends bien régler cette question une bonne fois pour toutes — I fully intend to solve this issue once and for all.
  9. (dated) to demand
  10. (dated) to know or understand

ConjugationEdit

  • 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.

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Middle FrenchEdit

VerbEdit

entendre

  1. to hear
  2. to understand

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OccitanEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Provençal, from Latin intendere, present active infinitive of intendō (to turn one's attention, to strain).

VerbEdit

entendre

  1. to hear
  2. to understand

ConjugationEdit

This verb needs an inflection-table template.


Old FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin intendere, present active infinitive of intendō (to turn one's attention, to strain).

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

entendre

  1. to hear

ConjugationEdit

This verb conjugates as a third-group verb. Old French conjugation varies significantly by date and by region. The following conjugation should be treated as a guide.

DescendantsEdit