entendre

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entendre

  1. Only used in double entendre and single entendre.

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Etymology[edit]

From Old Occitan, from Latin intendere, present active infinitive of intendō (to turn one's attention, to strain).

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entendre (first-person singular present entenc, past participle entès)

  1. to understand
    Synonym: comprendre

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle French entendre and Old French entendre, from Latin intendere, present active infinitive of intendō (to turn one's attention, to strain).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ɑ̃.tɑ̃dʁ/
  • (file)

Verb[edit]

entendre

  1. to hear
  2. (intransitive) to be able to hear
  3. (literary) to listen to
  4. (formal) to mean
  5. (reflexive) to agree with each other.
  6. (reflexive) to have good relations with; to get on; to get along.
    Je m'entends bien avec elle.I get along well with her.
    Si seulement mes enfants s'entendaient !If only my kids got along!
  7. (takes a reflexive pronoun) to be good or competent at something.
    s'y entendre en
  8. (rare) to desire; to wish; to intend
    comme je l'entendsas I wish
    J'entends bien régler cette question une bonne fois pour toutes.I fully intend to solve this issue once and for all.
  9. (dated) to demand
  10. (dated) to know
  11. (archaic) to understand

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Middle French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old French entendre.

Verb[edit]

entendre

  1. to hear
  2. to understand

Descendants[edit]

  • French: entendre

See also[edit]

  • ouyr (to hear)

Occitan[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Occitan, from Latin intendere, present active infinitive of intendō (to turn one's attention, to strain).

Verb[edit]

entendre

  1. to hear
  2. to understand

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This verb needs an inflection-table template.


Old French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin intendere, present active infinitive of intendō (to turn one's attention, to strain).

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entendre

  1. to hear
  2. to understand
    • 1377, Bernard de Gordon, Fleur de lis de medecine (a.k.a. lilium medicine), page 186 of this essay:
      tu dois entendre que matiere de lepre c’est humeur melencolique adusté
      you must understand that the matter that makes up leprosy is hot melancholic humor

Conjugation[edit]

This verb conjugates as a third-group verb. Old French conjugation varies significantly by date and by region. The following conjugation should be treated as a guide.

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