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Le ho detto di sorridergli.


I told her to smile at him.


     1. pron. (formal) alternative case form of le (you)
     2. art. the
     3. pron. (accusative) them (third-person plural feminine)
     4. pron. (dative) her, to her
     5. pron. (dative) you, to you (term of respect)
     1. v. first-person singular present indicative of avere (I have)
          1. v. to have
          2. v. (auxiliary) to have
          3. n. property, substance
          4. n. (in the plural) belongings
          5. n. credit, assets
          6. n. swag
     1. v. past participle of dire (feminine: detta, masculine plural: detti, feminine plural: dette)
     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
          1. v. To dictate, prompt
          1. v. to say, tell
          2. v. to recite
          3. v. to mean
          4. v. to think
          5. v. to admit
     1. prep. (ngd, Used to indicate possession, after the thing owned and before the owner); ’s
     2. prep. from
     3. prep. ’s
     4. prep. than
     5. prep. (ngd, Used in superlative forms); in, of
     6. prep. about, on, concerning
     7. prep. (ngd, Expresses composition); of, made of, in or more often omitted
     8. prep. (followed by an infinitive) to or omitted
     9. prep. (ngd, Used with the definite article in partitive constructions); some
     10. prep. ngd, Used in some expressions in a partitive-like function, often without article.
     1. v. Compound of sorridere and gli.
          1. art. (Form of the article (m, it, i, , the) used before a vowel, it, dei, , gods); the
          2. pron. (dative) him, to him; it; to it
          3. pron. (dative, informal) her, to her
          4. pron. (dative) them, to them
          1. v. (intransitive) To smile, to grin.

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