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To wait in French 🇫🇷

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to expect/wait for attendre
How to say “to expect/wait for” in French? “Attendre”. Here you will learn how to pronounce “attendre” correctly and in the comments below you will be able to get all sorts of advice on to expect/wait for in French like tips & tricks to remember it, questions, explanations and more.

French Sentences with the Word “To expect/wait for”

French sentence with “attendre” English translation for attendre S

Elle est fatiguée d’attendre.

She got tired of waiting.

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This verb takes the preposition à

9 months ago


Although somewhat archaic to attend to someone is to wait ( on ) them

9 months ago

attendre info.

Tips to remember the French word “attendre”:
– The word “attendre” is a verb in French meaning “to expect” or “to wait for.”
– To remember this word, you can think of the English word “attend” which also has a similar meaning of waiting or expecting something.
– Imagine waiting (attendre) in a queue (“line” in American English) for something you expect to receive at the end.
– Link the word “attendre” to the concept of attending an event, reminding you that you are waiting for it to begin.

Other words that mean the same thing as “attendre”:
– Espérer: to hope
– Prévoir: to foresee
– Patienter: to wait patiently

Conjugations of “attendre”:
– Present tense: j’attends, tu attends, il/elle/on attend, nous attendons, vous attendez, ils/elles attendent
– Imperfect tense: j’attendais, tu attendais, il/elle/on attendait, nous attendions, vous attendiez, ils/elles attendaient
– Simple future tense: j’attendrai, tu attendras, il/elle/on attendra, nous attendrons, vous attendrez, ils/elles attendront
– Conditional tense: j’attendrais, tu attendrais, il/elle/on attendrait, nous attendrions, vous attendriez, ils/elles attendraient
– Subjunctive mood: que j’attende, que tu attendes, qu’il/elle/on attende, que nous attendions, que vous attendiez, qu’ils/elles attendent

Examples of sentences using “attendre”:
1. J’attends mon ami à la gare. (I am waiting for my friend at the train station.)
2. Elle attend son résultat avec impatience. (She is eagerly awaiting her result.)
3. Nous attendons que le film commence. (We are waiting for the movie to begin.)
4. Vous attendrez ici jusqu’à ce que je revienne. (You will wait here until I come back.)
5. Ils attendraient sagement si tu leur expliquais la situation. (They would wait patiently if you explained the situation to them.)

Note: In French, “attendre” can also mean “to wait on” or “to serve” in the context of serving customers in a shop or restaurant. This is a different usage of the word.

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attendre info.

Tips to remember:
– Associate “attendre” with the English “attend to something/someone,” though it means “to wait,” it can help trigger the memory that you’re “attending” to the passing time.
– Think of “attendre” as a combination of “at” + “tend,” where you are tending to something at a spot, thus waiting.

– “Attendre” is a regular French -re verb.

Other words that mean the same thing:
– Patienter: to wait patiently
– Attendre que: to wait for
– Esperer: to hope/wait expectantly

Infinitive: attendre (to wait)
Present simple:
– je attends (I wait)
– tu attends (you wait, singular informal)
– il/elle/on attend (he/she/it waits)
– nous attendons (we wait)
– vous attendez (you wait, singular formal or plural)
– ils/elles attendent (they wait)

– j’attendais (I was waiting)
– tu attendais (you were waiting, singular informal)
– il/elle/on attendait (he/she/it was waiting)
– nous attendions (we were waiting)
– vous attendiez (you were waiting, singular formal or plural)
– ils/elles attendaient (they were waiting)

Future simple:
– j’attendrai (I will wait)
– tu attendras (you will wait, singular informal)
– il/elle/on attendra (he/she/it will wait)
– nous attendrons (we will wait)
– vous attendrez (you will wait, singular formal or plural)
– ils/elles attendront (they will wait)

Past participle: attendu (waited)
Compound past (passé composé):
– j’ai attendu (I have waited)
– tu as attendu (you have waited, singular informal)
– il/elle/on a attendu (he/she/it has waited)
– nous avons attendu (we have waited)
– vous avez attendu (you have waited, singular formal or plural)
– ils/elles ont attendu (they have waited)

Examples of sentences:
– J’attends mon ami à la gare. (I am waiting for my friend at the train station.)
– Pourquoi est-ce que tu attends ici? (Why are you waiting here?)
– Nous avons attendu pendant des heures. (We waited for hours.)
– Ils attendront que le film commence. (They will wait for the movie to start.)
– Vous devez attendre votre tour. (You need to wait your turn.)

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