Translation of retener in English:
verbo transitivo/transitive verb
- 1 1.1 [datos/información] to keep back, withhold 1.2 [pasaporte/tarjeta] to retain 1.3 [Finanzas] [Fisco/Tax] [dinero/cuota] to deduct, withhold
- 2 2.1 [policía] [persona] to detain, hold 2.2 (hacer permanecer) no te retendré demasiado tiempo I won't keep you long el maestro nos retuvo the teacher kept us in o/or kept us back after class tres reclusos retuvieron a un funcionario three prisoners held a prison guard hostage ya nada me retiene aquí there's nothing to keep me here now no sabe cómo retener a su marido she doesn't know what to do to hold on to o/or to keep her husband
What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?
Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.
Most popular in the US
Most popular in the UK
Most popular in Canada
Most popular in Australia
Most popular in Malaysia
Most popular in Pakistan
Find clear and straightforward guidance that will help you improve your Spanish grammar, pronunciation, and writing skills...
Spain's literary renaissance, known as the Golden Age (Siglo de Oro/i>), roughly covers the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. It includes the Italian-influenced poetry of figures such as Garcilaso de la Vega; the religious verse of Fray Luis de León, Santa Teresa de Ávila and San Juan de la Cruz; picaresque novels such as the anonymous Lazarillo de Tormes and Quevedo's Buscón; Miguel de Cervantes' immortal Don Quijote; the theater of Lope de Vega, and the ornate poetry of Luis de Góngora.