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enseigner

English translation of enseigner

teach

The French word for 'teach' is 'enseigner'. It is commonly used in the same context as in English. It can be used when referring to teaching a subject, a concept, a skill, etc. Note that the verb 'enseigner' should be used with the preposition 'à' when indicating whom you are teaching something to.


Example sentences using: enseigner

Elle aime enseigner l'anglais.

English translation of Elle aime enseigner l'anglais.

She likes to teach English.

This sentence expresses liking ('aime') to teach ('enseigner') English, with 'elle' being the subject, indicating a female as the individual who enjoys teaching.

Je vais enseigner le français à mes enfants.

English translation of Je vais enseigner le français à mes enfants.

I am going to teach French to my children.

This phrase uses the first person singular ('je') in the future ('vais') to express the speaker's intent to teach ('enseigner') French to their children.

Il est difficile d'enseigner une langue étrangère.

English translation of Il est difficile d'enseigner une langue étrangère.

It is difficult to teach a foreign language.

This phrase uses the impersonal subject 'il' to express that teaching ('enseigner') a foreign language is a difficult task.

Vous devez enseigner la mathématique à l'école.

English translation of Vous devez enseigner la mathématique à l'école.

You must teach math at school.

This phrase uses 'vous', the formal or plural 'you', followed by 'devez', meaning 'must', and 'enseigner', indicating an obligation to teach math at school.

Il pourrait enseigner le piano.

English translation of Il pourrait enseigner le piano.

He could teach the piano.

In this phrase 'il' means 'he' and 'pourrait' is used to express possibility or potential, stating that it's possible for him to teach piano.

Elle a décidé d'enseigner la biologie.

English translation of Elle a décidé d'enseigner la biologie.

She decided to teach biology.

Using 'elle', the sentence conveys that a female has made a decision ('a décidé') to teach ('enseigner') biology.

Je ne peux pas enseigner la danse.

English translation of Je ne peux pas enseigner la danse.

I can't teach dancing.

This phrase uses 'je' ('I') and the negation 'ne...pas' around 'peux', showing inability to teach ('enseigner') dancing.

Nous voulons enseigner l'espagnol à nos étudiants.

English translation of Nous voulons enseigner l'espagnol à nos étudiants.

We want to teach Spanish to our students.

This phrases uses 'nous' and 'voulons', expressing wanting or wishing to teach ('enseigner') Spanish to their students.

Ils ont commencé à enseigner le russe.

English translation of Ils ont commencé à enseigner le russe.

They started teaching Russian.

In this phrase 'Ils' stands for 'They' and 'ont commencé' means 'started', thus the sentence is saying that they started to teach Russian.

Nous allons enseigner l'histoire.

English translation of Nous allons enseigner l'histoire.

We are going to teach history.

This phrase uses 'nous' for 'we' and 'allons', meaning 'going to', followed by 'enseigner', stating that the speaking party is planning to teach history.

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