Spanish Dictionary

Translation of retener

retener to retain; to keep; to hold back; to hold
retener to withhold

Translation by Vocabulix

Sample sentences:
Puede retener la respiración durante dos minutos y está practicando para hacerlo por más tiempo.

He can withhold his breath for two minutes and is practicing to do it longer.

At noon the oldest soon came home. He was a doctor and gave me some salt and other Cuban medicine. I was reluctant to swallow that stuff but the pain and the doctor's smile persuaded me in the end.
Now I needed to decide where to go next and I decided to use the information that the girl gave me. I went back into town to the central station and booked a night bus to a place called Palenque.
On our last day we went to visit Stanley, a small town on Honk Kong island, actually on the other side of the mountain. The ride to the town was nice but the town itself was nothing special.

Spanish VerbsPresentPast IIIFuture
Conjugation of retener
retengo  retienes  retiene  retenemos  retenéis  retienen  retenía  retenías  retenía  reteníamos  reteníais  retenían  retuve  retuviste  retuvo  retuvimos  retuvisteis  retuvieron  retendré  retendrás  retendrá  retendremos  retendréis  retendrán 
English Verbs    
Conjugation of hold   [ held, held ]
Conjugation of keep   [ kept, kept ]
Conjugation of retain   [ retained, retained ]