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expliquer

English translation of expliquer

explain

The French word 'expliquer' is most aptly translated to 'explain' in English. It can be used in a number of contexts similar to its English equivalent. It is often used when providing a greater depth of information or giving answers about a specific subject or idea.


Example sentences using: expliquer

Il va expliquer son idée à l'équipe.

English translation of Il va expliquer son idée à l'équipe.

He will explain his idea to the team.

This sentence is a simple future tense sentence, stating that a certain person will explain his idea to his team.

Je ne peux pas expliquer pourquoi je suis triste.

English translation of Je ne peux pas expliquer pourquoi je suis triste.

I can't explain why I am sad.

This sentence expresses the speaker's inability to articulate or explain why they are feeling sad.

Elle a expliqué sa théorie à la classe.

English translation of Elle a expliqué sa théorie à la classe.

She explained her theory to the class.

The sentence talks about a past event where a woman explained her theory to a class. It's in the passé composé (compound past tense).

Je vais t'expliquer les règles du jeu.

English translation of Je vais t'expliquer les règles du jeu.

I will explain the game rules to you.

This future tense sentence indicates the speaker's intention to explain the rules of a game to the addressee.

Peux-tu expliquer ton comportement hier soir?

English translation of Peux-tu expliquer ton comportement hier soir?

Can you explain your behavior last night?

This question asks the listener to provide an explanation for their behavior during a past event (last night).

Peut-être que cette lettre va expliquer sa décision.

English translation of Peut-être que cette lettre va expliquer sa décision.

Maybe this letter will explain his decision.

In this sentence, an assumption is made that a letter might contain an explanation for someone's decision.

Le professeur essaie toujours d'expliquer clairement les concepts difficiles.

English translation of Le professeur essaie toujours d'expliquer clairement les concepts difficiles.

The teacher always tries to explain difficult concepts clearly.

This sentence talks about the teacher's ongoing effort to ensure that difficult concepts are explained in a way that is easy to understand.

Pourriez-vous expliquer à quoi sert cet instrument?

English translation of Pourriez-vous expliquer à quoi sert cet instrument?

Could you explain what this tool is used for?

Here, a polite question is asked. The speaker asks for an explanation of the use or purpose of a particular tool.

Je ne suis pas sûr de pouvoir expliquer correctement.

English translation of Je ne suis pas sûr de pouvoir expliquer correctement.

I'm not sure if I can explain it correctly.

In this sentence, the speaker expresses doubt about their ability to explain something accurately or correctly.

Pouvez-vous m'expliquer comment résoudre ce problème?

English translation of Pouvez-vous m'expliquer comment résoudre ce problème?

Can you explain to me how to solve this problem?

This sentence is in the form of a question, asking another person if they can explain how to find a solution to a specific problem.

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