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Cantar

CANTAR

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cantar

cantar

See also: cântar

English

Noun

cantar (plural cantars)

  1. Alternative spelling of kantar

Anagrams


Aragonese

Etymology

From Latin cantāre, present active infinitive of cantō.

Verb

cantar

  1. to sing

Conjugation


Asturian

Etymology

From Latin cantāre, present active infinitive of cantō.

Verb

cantar (first-person singular indicative present canto, past participle cantáu)

  1. to sing

Conjugation


Catalan

Pronunciation

  • (Balearic) IPA(key): /kənˈta/
  • (Central) IPA(key): /kənˈta/
  • (Valencian) IPA(key): /kanˈtaɾ/
  • Rhymes: -a(ɾ)

Etymology

From Old Provençal cantar, chantar, from Latin cantāre, present active infinitive of cantō, frequentative of canō, ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *keh₂n- (to sing).

Verb

cantar (first-person singular present canto, past participle cantat)

  1. to sing

Conjugation


Galician

Etymology

From Old Portuguese cantar, from Latin cantāre, present active infinitive of cantō.

Verb

cantar (first-person singular present canto, first-person singular preterite cantei, past participle cantado)

  1. to sing

Conjugation


Interlingua

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /kanˈtar/

Verb

cantar

  1. to sing

Irish

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [ˈkan̪ˠt̪ˠəɾˠ]

Verb

cantar

  1. present indicative autonomous of can
  2. imperative autonomous of can
  3. present subjunctive autonomous of can

Mutation

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
cantar chantar gcantar
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

Occitan

Alternative forms

Etymology

From Old Provençal cantar, chantar, from Latin cantāre, present active infinitive of cantō, frequentative of canō.

Verb

cantar

  1. (Gascony, Languedoc, Provence) to sing

Conjugation


Old Portuguese

Etymology

From Latin cantāre, present active infinitive of cantō, frequentative of canō (I sing).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /kã.ˈtaɾ/

Verb

cantar

  1. to sing (to produce music with one’s voice)

Descendants


Portuguese

Etymology

From Old Portuguese cantar, from Latin cantāre, present active infinitive of cantō, frequentative of canō, ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *keh₂n-.

Pronunciation

  • (Portugal) IPA(key): /kɐ̃ˈtaɾ/
  • (Brazil) IPA(key): /kɐ̃ˈta(ɾ)/
  • Hyphenation: can‧tar

Verb

cantar (first-person singular present indicative canto, past participle cantado)

  1. (transitive) to sing, to say musically
    Começarei cantando meu último sucesso, e então a próxima música será uma surpresa.
    I will start singing my last hit, then the next song is a surprise.
  2. (intransitive) to sing (express sounds musically through the voice)
    Enquanto passava pelo jardim, pude ouvir um pássaro cantar.
    While I was walking through the garden, I could hear a bird singing.
  3. (transitive) to say with rhythm, chant
    Enquanto tomava minhas medidas, ele cantava baixinho para si mesmo os números.
    While taking my measures, he was chanting the numbers to himself in a soft voice.
  4. (transitive, colloquial) to seduce by flattery
    As únicas coisas que ele faz o dia todo são comer, dormir, e cantar meninas.
    The only things he does all day are eat, sleep and seduce girls.
  5. First-person singular (eu) future subjunctive of cantar
  6. Third-person singular (ele, ela, also used with tu and você?) future subjunctive of cantar
  7. First-person singular (eu) personal infinitive of cantar
  8. Third-person singular (ele, ela, also used with tu and você?) personal infinitive of cantar

Quotations

For usage examples of this term, see Citations:cantar.

Conjugation

Synonyms

Related terms


Romansch

Alternative forms

Etymology

From Latin cantō, cantāre.

Verb

cantar

  1. (Sursilvan, Sutsilvan, Surmiran) to sing

Spanish

Etymology

From Latin cantāre, present active infinitive of cantō, frequentative of canō, ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *keh₂n-.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /kanˈtar/

Verb

cantar (first-person singular present canto, first-person singular preterite canté, past participle cantado)

  1. to sing

Conjugation

Related terms

Noun

cantar m (plural cantares)

  1. A type of shanty or popular song.

Venetian

Etymology

From Latin cantāre, present active infinitive of cantō, frequentative of canō. Compare Italian cantare.

Verb

cantar

  1. to sing

Conjugation

  • Venetian conjugation varies from one region to another. Hence, the following conjugation should be considered as typical, not as exhaustive.