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devrait

English translation of devrait

should

The French equivalent of 'should' is 'devrait'. This word is most commonly used when advising or suggesting something. Depending on the context, it can also express a probability or expectation. Remember, French verbs are conjugated differently depending on the subject, so 'devrait' is typically used when the subject is he, she or it ('il', 'elle', 'on').


Example sentences using: devrait

Elle devrait arriver dans une heure.

English translation of Elle devrait arriver dans une heure.

She should arrive in an hour.

This sentence uses 'devrait' to express the probability of a future event. It suggests that the person being spoken about is expected or scheduled to arrive in an hour.

Il devrait faire plus attention.

English translation of Il devrait faire plus attention.

He should pay more attention.

In this case, 'devrait' denotes advice or a strong suggestion. It implies that it would be beneficial for the person in question to pay more attention.

Nous devrait étudier ce soir.

English translation of Nous devrait étudier ce soir.

We should study tonight.

This sentence uses 'devrait' to describe a necessity or an obligation. Studying is considered necessary for us tonight.

Vous devrait prendre ce train.

English translation of Vous devrait prendre ce train.

You should take this train.

Here, 'devrait' is used to give a strong recommendation. The speaker implies that taking this particular train is the best course of action.

Je devrait manger moins de sucre.

English translation of Je devrait manger moins de sucre.

I should eat less sugar.

In this example, 'devrait' refers to an advisable future action that is healthier or better for the speaker.

On devrait visiter la tour Eiffel.

English translation of On devrait visiter la tour Eiffel.

We should visit the Eiffel Tower.

This example uses 'devrait' to share an opinion or suggestion about what the speaker and the addressed persons should do.

Tu devrait voir ce film.

English translation of Tu devrait voir ce film.

You should see this film.

This sentence uses 'devrait' as a way to provide a recommendation, suggesting that watching this film would be a good decision.

Cette plante devrait être arrosée tous les trois jours.

English translation of Cette plante devrait être arrosée tous les trois jours.

This plant should be watered every three days.

This sentence uses 'devrait' to indicate an advisable routine in order to keep the plant healthy.

Il devrait y avoir une meilleure façon de faire cela.

English translation of Il devrait y avoir une meilleure façon de faire cela.

There should be a better way to do this.

In this example, 'devrait' is used to express a belief or hypothesis about a better possible method that exists or should exist.

La météo prévoit qu'il devrait pleuvoir demain.

English translation of La météo prévoit qu'il devrait pleuvoir demain.

The weather forecast predicts that it should rain tomorrow.

This sentence uses 'devrait' to discuss an event (rain) that is likely to occur given the current information (the weather forecast).

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