attendre

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin attendō.

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

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.

Conjugation[edit]

  • 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[edit]

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

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Norman[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin attendō.

Verb[edit]

attendre

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