aspettare

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EtymologyEdit

From Latin exspectāre, present active infinitive of exspectō (to wait for; to expect, to hope for).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /as.petˈta.re/
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VerbEdit

aspettare

  1. (transitive, intransitive) (also with [di + inf.] or [che + subj.]) to wait for, await, wait
    abbiamo aspettato troppowe've waited for too long
    aspetta l'autobushe's waiting for the bus
    aspetta di ottenere la promozione
    he's waiting to obtain the promotion
    aspetto che si faccia vivo
    I'm waiting for him to show up
    (literally, “that he shows up”)

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