French translation of 'look'
1. (= glance, gaze) regarder
look! (expressing surprise) regardez !
Look! A rainbow! Regardez ! Un arc-en-ciel !
to look the other way (= ignore what is happening) fermer les yeuxsee also look at, look through etc
2. (= search) regarder
Have you looked behind the sofa? Tu as regardé derrière le canapé ?
3. (= seem)
(with adj) avoir l’air
She looks surprised. Elle a l’air surprise.
That cake looks nice. Ce gâteau a l’air bon.
It looks fine. Ça a l’air bien.
It looks all right to me. Ça me paraît bien.
It looks about 4 metres long. Je dirais que ça fait 4 mètres de long.
to look worried avoir l’air inquiet
it looks as if ... (= seems as though) on dirait que ...
It looks as if they are going to lose the election. On dirait qu’il vont perdre les élections.
He looked as if he was going to smile. On aurait dit qu’il allait sourire.
it looks like rain on dirait qu’il va pleuvoir
it looks like him (= seems to be him) on dirait que c’est lui
4. (= resemble)
to look like sb/sth ressembler à qn/qch
He looks like his brother. Il ressemble à son frère.
What does she look like? Comment est-elle physiquement ?
5. (= face towards) [building, window, garden]
to look south donner au sud
to look on to the sea donner sur la mer
6. (expressing annoyance, exasperation)
look!, look here! écoutez !
to look sb in the eye, to look sb in the face regarder qn droit dans les yeux
to look sb up and down toiser qn
1. (= glance)
to have a look at sth (briefly) jeter un coup d’œil à qch; (more carefully) regarder
have a look at this! regardez ceci !
let me have a look! fais voir !
can I have a look? je peux regarder ?
to give sb a puzzled look regarder qn d’un air perplexe
to take a long hard look at sth examiner qch de près
to take a long hard look at o.s. (psychologically) faire son autocritique
2. (= search)
to have a look for sb/sth chercher qn/qch
I had a quick look round for her. J’ai jeté un coup d’œil pour voir si elle était là.
3. (= facial expression) air m ⧫ expression f
There was a worried look on his face. Il avait l’air inquiet.
4. (= appearance)
a room with a traditional look une pièce de style traditionnel
the punk look le look punk
to not like the look of sth
I don’t like the look of it. Ça ne me dit rien qui vaille.
by the look of it, by the looks of it à ce qu’on dirait
He was not a well man by the look of him. Il n’avait pas l’air en bonne santé.
looks plural noun
physique m ⧫ beauté f
to lose one’s looks ne plus être aussi beau (belle) qu’autrefois
Phrasal verbslook after, look ahead, look around, look at, look back, look down, look down on, look for, look forward to, look in, look into, look on, look out, look out for, look over, look round, look through, look to, look up, look up to
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Example Sentences Including 'look'
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Look back for a moment at our two simple cases.Principles of Corporate Finance (1991)
Too many sportsmen have not looked far enough into the future.Times, Sunday Times (2008)
Want us to look into something for you?Times, Sunday Times (2015)
Sometimes people look like other people a bit.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
The bedroom should be designed to look good from the bed.Times, Sunday Times (2013)
The car was tricky to drive but beautiful to look at.The Sun (2016)
The speaker stopped and looked in my direction.The Sun (2015)
There was this real look of determination.Times, Sunday Times (2008)
They are also looking at just what sort of housing is required.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
This work is harder than it looks.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
Want to live longer and look a little less creepy?Times, Sunday Times (2016)
We are also looking to employ a couple to take over much of the daily grind.Times, Sunday Times (2008)
Women who have had work done look older than they did before.Times, Sunday Times (2014)
Your boredom threshold is low so you find yourself looking for something to keep you amused.The Sun (2016)
Of course he looked forward to help.Middlemarch (1872)
The club looked at selling him on deadline day but could not find a buyer.The Sun (2011)
We felt we still needed to look at different options.The Sun (2010)
Who wants to look at their own dirt?Times, Sunday Times (2015)
You can tell just to look at them.Times, Sunday Times (2007)
You draw the line and smudge it to soften the look.Times, Sunday Times (2014)
You only notice these tiny differences when you look back at old photos.Times, Sunday Times (2017)
He looked like a hawk does when it's staring at something.Times, Sunday Times (2010)
He says he will look at it.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
No one will look down on you for being honest.The Sun (2016)
SOME people say you realise when you notice how young policemen look.The Sun (2013)
Since then he has not looked back.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
The secret is to compromise and look harder for bargains.The Sun (2008)
They wanted animals that would be authentically rustic looking.Times, Sunday Times (2015)
We need to look after one another.Times, Sunday Times (2012)
We want now to look at all aspects of his work.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
Your new partner has a job linked to making people look good.The Sun (2013)
The soil looks beautiful on the surface.Christianity Today (2000)
Went backwards or forwards in text looking for particular pieces of information.Advanced Educational Psychology For Educators, Researchers and Policymakers, (1995)
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