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EtymologyEdit

From Old French atendre, from Latin attendere, present active infinitive of attendō.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /a.tɑ̃dʁ/
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  • Rhymes: -ɑ̃dr

VerbEdit

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.
  3. (reflexive, followed by à) to expect.
    Je m'attendais à pire.
  4. (Louisiana) Alternative form of entendre, to hear
    Quand t'étais petit, t'attendais le français à la Messe ou a l'église? — “When you were little, would you hear French at Mass or at church?”

Usage notesEdit

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

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NormanEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old French atendre, borrowed from Latin attendere, present active infinitive of attendō.

VerbEdit

attendre

  1. (Jersey) to wait
  2. (Guernsey, reflexive, s'attendre) to expect