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intrattenere

  
vb irreg  
1       vt  
a      (divertire)    to entertain  ,   (chiacchierando)    to engage in conversation
b      (rapporti)    to have, maintain
2    intrattenersi      vip  
  (fermarsi, con ospiti)   
to linger  
intrattenersi su        (argomento, questione)    to dwell on  
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"intrattenere": examples and translations in context
Bene... adesso devo intrattenere mio fratello. Great. Now I have to entertain my brother.
Vorrei, ma devo intrattenere tutti loro. I would, but I have to entertain all of them.
La decisione 2002/187/GAI prevede che l'Eurojust debba intrattenere con la Rete giudiziaria europea rapporti privilegiati basati sulla concertazione e sulla complementarietà. Decision 2002/187/JHA provides that Eurojust is to maintain privileged relations with the European Judicial Network based on consultation and complementarity.
Inoltre, la Carta stabilisce che il minore ha diritto di intrattenere regolarmente relazioni personali e contatti diretti con i due genitori. Furthermore, the Charter provides that every child has the right to maintain, on a regular basis, a personal relationship and direct contact with both his or her parents.
Era troppo occupata a intrattenere i turisti. She was too busy entertaining the tourists.
-lYulla è più importante... dell'intrattenere i soldati della patria. -There's no more important work... ...than entertaining the soldiers of the fatherland.
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