French translation of 'observe'
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Example Sentences Including 'observe'
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The Sun has been observed carefully since the Renaissance.The Times Literary Supplement (2011)
Carefully observe the surface of the cat you are drawing.Learn to Draw Cats (1999)
Living specimens arrived in sealed glazed cases to be observed and experimented upon.PHYLLOXERA: How Wine was Saved for the World (2004)
Everything they do will be observed and commented upon - from school grades to how they wear their hair.The Sun (2009)
He loved watching and observing.Times, Sunday Times (2007)
He watched, observing as she picked up a fork that her nails showed the same glint as her hair.Times, Sunday Times (2009)
I sat at the back of his court for the day, observing the cases that came before him and the way advocacy was conducted.Times, Sunday Times (2012)
Ten new little ones arrive at the play centre to have their behaviour observed as the loveable series continues.The Sun (2016)
It was a law universally observed.Somewhere East of Life (1994)
Generally, you can get the shot you want within three or four frames if you know how to compose it and observe carefully first.Times, Sunday Times (2011)
There are some interesting customs to observe when coming on as a substitute.Times, Sunday Times (2008)
He spent much time watching and observing, working out how to improve discipline.Times, Sunday Times (2011)
Germany observes strict privacy laws and the testing has alarmed civil rights campaigners.Times, Sunday Times (2006)
It is normal when you export from one country to another to observe the laws of the other country!The Sun (2016)
The behaviour was observed by a boat crew and recorded using tagging devices.Times, Sunday Times (2008)
The way to tell if your pet is emotionally unwell is to observe their behaviour.Times, Sunday Times (2014)
This continues into adulthood, when we wear the colours of our football team and observe the customs of a religious group.Times, Sunday Times (2012)
Watch and observe the changing shapes of the clouds.The Sun (2017)
Consider how much observed behaviour my hypothesis explains.Times, Sunday Times (2012)
We also modify our behaviour by observing the behaviour of those around us and by becoming influenced by social expectations and values.Know Your Own Mind (1991)
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'observe' in Other Languages
British English: observe /əbˈzɜːv/ VERB
If you observe someone or something, you watch them carefully.
The professor observed the behaviour of babies.
- American English: observe
- Arabic: يُلَاحِظُ
- Brazilian Portuguese: observar
- Chinese: 观察
- Croatian: promatrati
- Czech: pozorovat
- Danish: observere
- Dutch: observeren
- European Spanish: observar
- Finnish: tarkkailla
- French: observer
- German: beobachten
- Greek: παρατηρώ
- Italian: osservare
- Japanese: 観察する
- Korean: 관찰하다
- Norwegian: observere
- Polish: zauważyć
- European Portuguese: observar
- Romanian: a observa
- Russian: наблюдать
- Spanish: observar
- Swedish: observera
- Thai: สังเกต
- Turkish: gözlemlemek
- Ukrainian: спостерігати
- Vietnamese: quan sát
Translation of observe from the Collins English to French Dictionary
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