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préparer

English translation of préparer

prepare

The French word 'préparer' corresponds to the English verb 'prepare'. It is commonly used in many contexts such as preparing food (préparer à manger), preparing for a trip (préparer un voyage), etc. The base form of the verb is 'préparer', but French verbs conjugate according to the tense, mood, and the subject of the sentence.


Example sentences using: préparer

Ils doivent préparer leur voyage en France.

English translation of Ils doivent préparer leur voyage en France.

They must prepare their trip to France.

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Je vais préparer le dîner.

English translation of Je vais préparer le dîner.

I am going to prepare dinner.

This sentence demonstrates the use of 'préparer' in the context of cooking. In French, when you mention an activity you are going to do, you can use 'vais' + infinitive verb, in this case, 'préparer'.

Tu peux préparer ton examen demain.

English translation of Tu peux préparer ton examen demain.

You can prepare your exam tomorrow.

This sentence reflects the use of 'préparer' when preparing for something such as a test. In French, 'peux' is used to express ability or possibility.

Nous voulons préparer une fête surprise.

English translation of Nous voulons préparer une fête surprise.

We want to prepare a surprise party.

In this example, 'préparer' is used to show the intention to do something. 'Voulons' (want) is used before the infinitive verb 'préparer' to express this intention.

Est-ce que vous pourriez préparer la salle de conférence?

English translation of Est-ce que vous pourriez préparer la salle de conférence?

Could you prepare the conference room?

This polite request for someone to do something demonstrates the use of 'préparer' in a professional setting. 'Pourriez' is a polite way to ask 'could you'.

Elles avaient préparé un magnifique gâteau.

English translation of Elles avaient préparé un magnifique gâteau.

They had prepared a wonderful cake.

In this sentence, 'avaient préparé' demonstrates the use of 'préparer' in the past perfect tense which is used for actions that were completed before other actions.

Préparez-vous pour l'entretien.

English translation of Préparez-vous pour l'entretien.

Prepare yourself for the interview.

In this example, 'préparez-vous' is an imperative form of 'préparer' used to give a direct command or instruction.

Je peux aider à préparer les repas.

English translation of Je peux aider à préparer les repas.

I can help prepare the meals.

Here 'préparer' is used in a context of offering help. 'Aider à' is used in French to mean 'help to'.

Il n'a pas eu le temps de préparer son discours.

English translation of Il n'a pas eu le temps de préparer son discours.

He didn't have the time to prepare his speech.

This sentence uses 'préparer' to show the failure to do something due to time constraint. 'N'a pas eu le temps de' is a common phrase in French meaning 'did not have the time to'.

Préparer une présentation peut être stressant.

English translation of Préparer une présentation peut être stressant.

Preparing a presentation can be stressful.

In this case, 'préparer' is used in the context of a general truth or habit. This use of 'préparer' shows an action that can cause a certain emotion.

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