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From Old French, re- +‎ entrer.




  1. (intransitive, followed by dans) to go back, to re-enter
    rentrer dans la salle
    go back in(to) the room/ re-enter the room
  2. (intransitive) to go (back) home, to come (back) home
    À trois heures du matin, je suis rentré chez moi.
    At three in the morning, I went home.
  3. (intransitive) to get in, to go in, to fit in
    Ses chaussures ne rentrent pas dans son sac.
    Her shoes don't fit in her bag.
  4. (transitive) to bring in, to get in, to put in
    Rentre ta monnaie dans ta poche.
    Put your change in your pocket.
  5. (transitive) to score (a goal)

Usage notes[edit]

  • This verb uses the auxiliary verb avoir when used transitively (or with a transitive sense, even when the complement is omitted); otherwise (when it is intransitive), it uses être.