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regarder

English translation of regarder

look

The French word 'regarder' equates to 'look' in English. It is commonly used when asking someone to examine or gaze at something or someone. Regardless of the context, whether instructing, requesting or merely suggesting, French speakers use 'regarder' to command one's attention visually, in the same manner that 'look' is used in English.


Example sentences using: regarder

Nous avons regardé le coucher de soleil hier soir.

English translation of Nous avons regardé le coucher de soleil hier soir.

We watched the sunset last night.

In this context, 'regarder' is used in the past tense to depict that the watching of the sunset happened in the past.

Tu peux regarder la télévision après le dîner.

English translation of Tu peux regarder la télévision après le dîner.

You can watch television after dinner.

Here, 'regarder' is used in the match the future tense, putting the focus on a condition upon which watching TV is allowed.

Ils aiment regarder des documentaires.

English translation of Ils aiment regarder des documentaires.

They like watching documentaries.

In this example, 'regarder' has been combined with 'aiment' (like) to point out to the fact that the person enjoys watching documentaries.

Peux-tu regarder mon chat ce week-end ?

English translation of Peux-tu regarder mon chat ce week-end ?

Can you look after my cat this weekend?

In this query, 'regarder' is used in a non-literal sense to mean 'look after' or 'care for', as opposed to simply 'watch'.

Il devrait regarder où il va.

English translation of Il devrait regarder où il va.

He should watch where he is going.

This example uses 'regarder' to express the idea of paying attention or being careful, the same way 'watch' is used in this context in English.

Regardez cette belle peinture !

English translation of Regardez cette belle peinture !

Look at this beautiful painting!

Here, 'regarder' is used in the imperative form to draw attention to something, much like the English 'look'.

Elles vont regarder des dessins animés.

English translation of Elles vont regarder des dessins animés.

They are going to watch cartoons.

This sentence uses 'regarder' to show a future intent of watching cartoons.

Vous devriez regarder ce spectacle, c’est incroyable.

English translation of Vous devriez regarder ce spectacle, c’est incroyable.

You should watch this show, it's amazing.

In this phrase, 'regarder' is suggested as a recommendation to watch a particular show, similar to how 'should watch' is used in English.

Je vais regarder un film ce soir.

English translation of Je vais regarder un film ce soir.

I'm going to watch a movie tonight.

This phrase is using 'regarder' in the future tense to express the speaker's intention to watch a movie in the evening.

Elle est en train de regarder un match de football.

English translation of Elle est en train de regarder un match de football.

She is watching a football match.

In this sentence, 'regarder' is combined with 'en train de' to indicate an ongoing action, just like we use 'is watching' in English.

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