attendre

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

Pronunciation[edit]

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

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

Verb[edit]

attendre

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