French translation of 'observer'
1. (= onlooker) observateur/trice m/f
a casual observer un observateur superficiel
2. (= expert) observateur/trice m/f
Political observers believe that a decision may be announced shortly. Les observateurs politiques pensent qu’une décision pourrait être annoncée prochainement.
3. (= witness) témoin m
Observers say the woman stabbed him. Les témoins disent que la femme l’a poignardé.
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Example Sentences Including 'observer'
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Ken's forte was not interpersonal interaction, being more of an observer of reaction than a participant.FLOATING CITY (2001)
To any interested observer he might have been a father taking out his daughter for a celebratory dinner.THE ENDLESS GAME (2001)
Of course, the casual observer would never have guessed how little the island meant to him.TREASON KEEP (2001)
Maybe because her disability has made her such an acute observer.RESCUING ROSE (2001)
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'observer' in Other Languages
British English: observer /əbˈzɜːvə/ NOUN
An observer is someone who sees or notices something.
`He lost his temper completely,' said an observer.
- American English: observer
- Arabic: مُرَاقِبٌّ
- Brazilian Portuguese: observador
- Chinese: 观察者
- Croatian: promatrač
- Czech: přihlížející
- Danish: observatør
- Dutch: observator
- European Spanish: observador
- Finnish: tarkkailija
- French: observateur
- German: Beobachter
- Greek: παρατηρητής
- Italian: osservatore
- Japanese: 観察者
- Korean: 관찰자
- Norwegian: observatør
- Polish: obserwator
- European Portuguese: observador
- Romanian: observator
- Russian: наблюдатель
- Spanish: observador
- Swedish: observatör
- Thai: ผู้สังเกตการณ์
- Turkish: gözlemci
- Ukrainian: спостерігач
- Vietnamese: quan sát viên
Translation of observer from the Collins English to French Dictionary