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écouter

English translation of écouter

listen

The French word for 'listen' is 'écouter'. It is used in much the same way as it is in English, to indicate the act of making an effort to hear something. It can be used in different contexts, just like in English, such as listening to music (écouter de la musique), listening to a person (écouter une personne), or listening to a lesson (écouter une leçon).


Example sentences using: écouter

Il est important d'écouter attentivement en classe.

English translation of Il est important d'écouter attentivement en classe.

It is important to listen carefully in class.

This is a simple declarative sentence advising on the importance of listening in a learning environment like a class.

Pourriez-vous écouter cette chanson?

English translation of Pourriez-vous écouter cette chanson?

Could you listen to this song?

This phrase is a polite request asking someone to listen to a particular song. The use of 'pourriez-vous' shows respect and politeness.

Nous devons écouter le son en arrière-plan.

English translation of Nous devons écouter le son en arrière-plan.

We need to listen to the background sound.

This sentence emphasizes the necessity('devons') to listen(d'écouter) to some particular sound.

Il faut toujours écouter les autres attentivement.

English translation of Il faut toujours écouter les autres attentivement.

One must always listen to others attentively.

This sentence is giving a universal instruction on how one should behave, emphasizing the importance of active listening.

Elle aime écouter la radio le matin.

English translation of Elle aime écouter la radio le matin.

She likes to listen to the radio in the morning.

A simple sentence expressing personal preference (aime) for when (le matin) to do the action (écouter la radio).

Je préfère écouter de la musique classique.

English translation of Je préfère écouter de la musique classique.

I prefer to listen to classical music.

This phrase is stating the speaker's preference for a specific genre of music.

Les parents doivent écouter leurs enfants.

English translation of Les parents doivent écouter leurs enfants.

Parents should listen to their children.

This is a declarative sentence providing a general statement on what good parenting involves.

Etes-vous en train d'écouter ce que je dis?

English translation of Etes-vous en train d'écouter ce que je dis?

Are you listening to what I'm saying?

This phrase is used to check if someone is paying attention to the speaker's words.

J'aime écouter les oiseaux chanter.

English translation of J'aime écouter les oiseaux chanter.

I like to listen to the birds sing.

This sentence expresses the speaker's enjoyment of a common natural occurrence; birds singing.

Il neige dehors; c'est le moment parfait pour écouter un bon livre.

English translation of Il neige dehors; c'est le moment parfait pour écouter un bon livre.

It's snowing outside; it's the perfect time to listen to a good book.

This sentence combines a weather observation with a suggestion for an appropriate activity: listening to a book. Likely refers to an audiobook.

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