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Sentence

Le ho detto di sorridergli.

Translation

I told her to smile at him.



Analysis


le
     1. art. the
     2. pron. (third-person plural feminine) them
     3. pron. (dative) her, to her
     4. pron. (dative) you, to you
ho
     1. v. first-person singular present indicative of avere
     avere
          1. vt. To have.
          2. vt. To have got.
          3. vt. To be (age).
          4. v. (auxiliary) To have.
          5. n. property, substance
          6. n. (in the plural) belongings
          7. n. credit, assets
detto
     1. v. past participle of dire
     2. v. past participle of dirsi
     3. v. first-person singular present indicative of dettare
     4. adj. known as, called
     5. adj. above-mentioned, aforementioned, said
     6. n. saying
     dettare
          1. vt. To dictate
     dire
          1. v. To say, to tell
          2. v. To recite
          3. v. To mean
          4. v. To think
          5. v. To admit
di
     1. prep. of, ’s (but used after the thing owned and before the owner)
     2. prep. from
     3. prep. by, of, ’s
     4. prep. than
     5. prep. (in superlative forms) in, of
     6. prep. about, on, concerning
     7. prep. (expressing composition) of, made of, in or more often omitted
     8. prep. (followed by an infinitive) to or omitted
     9. prep. some
sorridergli
     1. v. Compound of sorridere and gli.
     gli
          1. art. (form of i used before a vowel, impure s, gn, pn, ps, x, and z, and also with the plural noun dei) the
          2. pron. (dative) him, to him, it, to it, them, to them
     sorridere
          1. vi. To smile, to grin.


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