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Different Uses Of The Verb “Tenir” In French

In this article, we cover some interesting uses of the French verb “tenir”. I bet you didn’t suspect how far reaching your vocabulary already was!

Feb 12, 2015 12:00 AM
Comments · 8

A really useful and comprehensive article. Just one thing - could I suggest a translation for use number 5 ? If you say 'consists of one sentence', you mean that the conclusion is literally only one sentence long. 'Tenir' in this sentence seems to be an exact equivalent of 'can be summed in'.

La conclusion de ce livre tient en une phrase = The conclusion of this book can be summed up in one sentence.



Une article très interessante et très utile. Je t'en remercie.

February 24, 2015

A really useful article. Just one point though, as a native (British) English speaker I would never say 'Courage'. The correct translation for courage in the 2 instances given would be 'Hold on'

March 9, 2015
Thanks a ton! Always knew that this was a tricky word. Never found one person who could explain it so well! Impressive!!!
December 11, 2019

"En tenir une bonne" can be useful in bars ;)

October 11, 2015

I liked it very much. Now I can use this verb properly. Thank you!

March 7, 2015
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Chinese (Mandarin), Dutch, English, Esperanto, French, Spanish
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Chinese (Mandarin), Esperanto, Spanish