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tenere

English translation of tenere

hold

The Italian word 'tenere' refers to 'hold' in English. It is often used to indicate holding or keeping something physically in one's hands, or metaphorically, to mean retain or maintain a particular state or condition.


Example sentences using: tenere

Devi tenere la penna correttamente quando scrivi

English translation of Devi tenere la penna correttamente quando scrivi

You must hold the pen correctly when you write

This sentence uses 'tenere' in the sense of 'to hold'. It is instructing that to write properly, one must hold the pen in the correct manner.

Puoi tenere un segreto?

English translation of Puoi tenere un segreto?

Can you keep a secret?

In this example, 'tenere' is used in the context of 'to keep'. This phrase is a question asking if the person can maintain the confidentiality of a secret.

Devo tenere a mente questa regola

English translation of Devo tenere a mente questa regola

I have to keep this rule in mind

Here, 'tenere' is used metaphorically to mean 'to keep or bear in mind'. This signifies the need to remember or constantly be aware of a specific rule.

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