French translation of 'ought'
Word forms: past tense ought
I ought to do it je devrais le faire ⧫ il faudrait que je le fasse.
I ought to phone my parents. Je devrais appeler mes parents.
sb/sth ought to have ...
I ought to have phoned my parents. J’aurais dû appeler mes parents.
This ought to have been corrected. Cela aurait dû être corrigé.
You ought not to do that. Tu ne devrais pas faire ça.
He ought to win. Il devrait gagner.
He ought to be there now. Il devrait être déjà là.
he ought to have arrived by now (oddly he hasn’t) il devrait déjà être arrivé
this ought to ... (is likely to be)
This ought to be interesting. Cela devrait être intéressant.
You ought to go and see it. Vous devriez aller le voir.
You ought to see a doctor. Vous devriez aller voir un médecin.
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Example Sentences Including 'ought'
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That ought to be enough to get you going.The Times Literary Supplement (2010)
Everyone agrees that somebody, somewhere, ought to do something to shelter the public from this polluted deluge of information.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
I really ought to sue ) should be covered with health warnings.Times, Sunday Times (2007)
That ought to be enough for now.Times, Sunday Times (2011)
Ethel, finding that there were two ways of viewing the gentleman, doubted whether she ought to express her opinion.The Daisy Chain (1837)
He knew he ought to do something.Wives and Daughters (1864)
One ought to use some of one's timber in that way.Middlemarch (1872)
Which is something that really ought to be said about him.Times, Sunday Times (2009)
That's worth hard cash to the businesses who are paying the bills, and ought to be enough to keep this service in the air.Times, Sunday Times (2009)
He said that this ought to be enough for'reasonable people' and that anything more specific would undermine the rest of his premiership.Times, Sunday Times (2006)
I feel I ought to do something but it is none of my business.The Sun (2016)
Just thought you ought to know ).The Sun (2015)
Now these must be and ought to be poor.English Conservatism since the Restoration: An introduction and anthology (1990)
Surely that ought to be enough for us to have him to deported?The Sun (2012)
That is something that really ought to change.Times, Sunday Times (2013)
They are (and ought to be ) swayed by political issues.Times, Sunday Times (2007)
We ought to use it.Times, Sunday Times (2006)
Something similar ought to be true of universities.Times, Sunday Times (2011)
We all have areas where we ought to use our strengths to overcome our weaknesses.Christianity Today (2000)
Trends of 'ought'
Very Common. ought is one of the 4000 most commonly used words in the Collins dictionary
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'ought' in Other Languages
British English: ought /ɔːt/ VERB
If someone ought to do something, it is the right thing to do.
You ought to read this book.
- American English: ought
- Arabic: يَنْبَغِي أَن
- Brazilian Portuguese: dever
- Chinese: 应该做
- Croatian: trebati
- Czech: měl by
- Danish: burde
- Dutch: moeten
- European Spanish: tener
- Finnish: pitäisi
- French: il faut
- German: müssen
- Greek: πρέπει
- Italian: dovere
- Japanese: ･･･するべきだ
- Korean: ~해야 한다
- Norwegian: burde
- Polish: mieć powinność
- European Portuguese: dever
- Romanian: a trebui
- Russian: следует
- Spanish: deber
- Swedish: borde
- Thai: ควรจะ
- Turkish: zorunda olmak
- Ukrainian: виражає повинність
- Vietnamese: nên
Translation of ought from the Collins English to French Dictionary