intrattenere

ItalianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From intra- +‎ tenere.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /in.trat.teˈne.re/
  • Rhymes: -ere
  • Hyphenation: in‧trat‧te‧né‧re

VerbEdit

intrattenére (first-person singular present intrattèngo, first-person singular past historic intratténni, past participle intrattenùto, first-person singular future intratterrò, auxiliary avére) (transitive)

  1. to entertain
    intrattenere gli ospitito entertain guests
  2. to establish or maintain (a rapport, etc.)
    intrattiene un rapporto epistolare con la moglie
    he maintains an epistolary rapport with his wife
  3. to converse
    mi ha intrattenuto sui suoi figli
    he conversed with me about his children
  4. (rare) to hold, to detain

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