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entendre

English translation of entendre

hear

The French word 'entendre' is used to express the action of hearing something, similar to 'hear' in English. It can be used in various contexts such as hearing a sound, a person speaking, a music note and more. Like English, the French use it in idiomatic expressions as well, for example, 'Je ne veux pas entendre ça' translates to 'I don’t want to hear it'.


Example sentences using: entendre

Je ne veux pas entendre tes excuses.

English translation of Je ne veux pas entendre tes excuses.

I do not want to hear your excuses.

This phrase is often used when one person has done something wrong, and the other person is so upset they refuse to hear any apologies or explanations.

Je vais entendre la musique.

English translation of Je vais entendre la musique.

I am going to listen to the music.

This sentence means that the person is about to listen to some music. Possibly hinting they're going to use headphones or go to a concert.

Je ne peux pas entendre ce que tu dis.

English translation of Je ne peux pas entendre ce que tu dis.

I can't hear what you're saying.

This phrase could be used when the speaker is not able to audibly hear what the other person is saying, potentially due to background noise or the other person speaking too quietly.

Il laisse entendre qu'il va démissionner.

English translation of Il laisse entendre qu'il va démissionner.

He implies he's going to resign.

This phrase means that the person is subtly giving the impression or suggestion that they are going to resign, without directly saying it.

Je ne veux plus jamais entendre son nom.

English translation of Je ne veux plus jamais entendre son nom.

I never want to hear his name again.

This sentence indicates a strong emotional reaction, suggesting the speaker has a negative association with the person they're referring to and doesn't want to be reminded of them.

Qui veut entendre la vérité?

English translation of Qui veut entendre la vérité?

Who wants to hear the truth?

This phrase typically used in a conversation or a debate. It indicates that the speaker is about to reveal some truth or facts.

J'espère entendre de vos nouvelles bientôt.

English translation of J'espère entendre de vos nouvelles bientôt.

I hope to hear from you soon.

This phrase is commonly used at the end of a letter or email, expressing someone's desire to receive a reply or update from the recipient in the near future.

Je peux encore entendre son rire.

English translation of Je peux encore entendre son rire.

I can still hear his laugh.

This phrase indicates that the speaker vividly remembers the laugh of someone, suggesting a strong emotional bond, or a significant event.

Elle refuse d'entendre raison.

English translation of Elle refuse d'entendre raison.

She refuses to see reason.

This sentence is used when someone is being stubborn or isn't willing to listen to logical arguments or explanations.

Tu dois entendre les deux côtés de l'histoire.

English translation of Tu dois entendre les deux côtés de l'histoire.

You have to hear both sides of the story.

This phrase is often used to indicate that in order to understand a situation fully, one needs to consider all parties' perspectives.

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