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identifier

English translation of identifier

identify

The French word 'identifier' is used similarly to the English word 'identify', it primarily refers to the action of establishing or indicating who or what someone or something is. It can be used in various contexts just like its English counterpart. For instance, in a sentence, 'J'ai réussi à identifier le problème', it means, 'I managed to identify the problem'.


Example sentences using: identifier

J'essaie d'identifier les erreurs dans ce document.

English translation of J'essaie d'identifier les erreurs dans ce document.

I'm trying to identify the errors in this document.

Here, 'identifier' is used to mean 'recognize' or 'find out'. The speaker is trying to find or recognize the errors in a particular document.

Elle a réussi à identifier la cause du problème.

English translation of Elle a réussi à identifier la cause du problème.

She managed to identify the cause of the problem.

In this context, 'identifier' is being used to mean 'determined' or 'discovered'. The subject of the sentence has successfully determined what is causing the problem.

Les scientifiques ont identifié une nouvelle espèce d'oiseau.

English translation of Les scientifiques ont identifié une nouvelle espèce d'oiseau.

Scientists have identified a new species of bird.

Here, 'identified' is used in the context of recognizing and naming a new species of bird. In scientific contexts, identifying often involves categorizing based on known classifications.

Le policier a demandé à l'homme de s'identifier.

English translation of Le policier a demandé à l'homme de s'identifier.

The policeman asked the man to identify himself.

In this sentence, 'identify' is used within the context of law enforcement. The policeman is asking the man to provide information that proves who he is.

Nous devons identifier les zones à risque.

English translation of Nous devons identifier les zones à risque.

We must identify the risk zones.

In this example, 'identify' is used to denote pinpointing or recognizing specific areas that pose a risk. It involves figuring out or recognizing certain aspects or sections that may cause harm or danger.

Je ne peux pas identifier cet oiseau par son chant.

English translation of Je ne peux pas identifier cet oiseau par son chant.

I cannot identify this bird by its song.

In this scenario, 'identify' is used as a means of recognizing or distinguishing a certain bird by the sound it makes. The speaker is unable to do so.

Tu peux identifier les ingrédients de ce plat?

English translation of Tu peux identifier les ingrédients de ce plat?

Can you identify the ingredients in this dish?

Here, 'identify' is used in the context of recognizing or determining the different components or ingredients that make up a dish.

Il est important d'identifier nos faiblesses.

English translation of Il est important d'identifier nos faiblesses.

It is important to identify our weaknesses.

In this context, 'identify' means understanding or recognizing our weaknesses - aspects or traits that we have, but that hinder our performance or growth.

La machine peut identifier les objets par leurs codes-barres.

English translation of La machine peut identifier les objets par leurs codes-barres.

The machine can identify objects by their barcodes.

In this scenario, 'identify' is used to denote the machine’s ability to determine or recognize objects through scanning their unique barcodes.

Vous devez vous identifier avant d'accéder à votre compte.

English translation of Vous devez vous identifier avant d'accéder à votre compte.

You must identify yourself before accessing your account.

In this sentence, 'identifier' is used in the context of recognizing or establishing who or what someone or something is. For instance, logging in to an online account would usually require proving your identity, hence the use of 'identifier'.

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