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recevoir

English translation of recevoir

receive

Recevoir is the French equivalent of the English word 'receive'. It's commonly used in conversational and written French. This verb is used to indicate the action of receiving something, such as an item or a service. For example, 'Je vais recevoir une lettre demain', which means 'I will receive a letter tomorrow'. Keep in mind that this is an irregular verb, so pay close attention to its different forms.


Example sentences using: recevoir

J'ai reçu une lettre de l'université.

English translation of J'ai reçu une lettre de l'université.

I received a letter from the university.

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Je vais recevoir mes amis ce soir.

English translation of Je vais recevoir mes amis ce soir.

I am going to receive my friends tonight.

The phrase indicates an action to be performed in the near future (tonight) by the speaker (I). The Action involves welcoming or hosting (receive) the speaker's friends.

Pouvez-vous recevoir ce colis pour moi?

English translation of Pouvez-vous recevoir ce colis pour moi?

Can you receive this package for me?

This is a question asked when someone wants another person to pick up or take delivery of a package for them.

Il a reçu le prix Nobel de la paix.

English translation of Il a reçu le prix Nobel de la paix.

He received the Nobel Peace Prize.

The phrase is in the past tense and indicates an achievement that has been awarded to a person ('he'). The award given is the Nobel Peace Prize.

Nous espérons recevoir des nouvelles bientôt.

English translation of Nous espérons recevoir des nouvelles bientôt.

We hope to receive news soon.

The phrase indicates the speaker's anticipation (we hope) for incoming information or updates (news) in the near future (soon).

Je dois recevoir un appel important.

English translation of Je dois recevoir un appel important.

I must receive an important call.

The phrase highlights a necessity or obligation (I must) for the speaker to be recipient of an important phone call.

Elle va recevoir un diplôme en droit.

English translation of Elle va recevoir un diplôme en droit.

She is going to receive a degree in law.

This phrase is about a woman set to achieve or be awarded an educational certificate (degree) in a particular field (law).

Ils ont reçu beaucoup de cadeaux pour leur mariage.

English translation of Ils ont reçu beaucoup de cadeaux pour leur mariage.

They received a lot of gifts for their wedding.

The phrase is in past tense and indicating that a couple received numerous presents in occasion of their wedding.

Vous allez recevoir un remboursement.

English translation of Vous allez recevoir un remboursement.

You are going to receive a refund.

The phrase indicates that someone (you) is set to get their money returned (refund) in the future.

Les étudiants vont recevoir leurs résultats demain.

English translation of Les étudiants vont recevoir leurs résultats demain.

The students will receive their results tomorrow.

This is a Future Tense statement indicating the delivery of academic performance outcomes (results) to students on the next day (tomorrow). The receiver and timeframe are specified.

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