"Ele olha para você."

Translation:He looks at you.

January 31, 2013



How would you say, "He looks for you"?

January 31, 2013


Hi jgritty!

Look for = procurar

He looks for you = Ele procura você or Ele te procura

January 31, 2013


I think "Ele procura por você" is a more commonly used phrase. I don't think the preposition is required and I'm not sure if there are rules governing this. Any ideas?

January 31, 2013


Both are right. Remember that the gerund is very used in this case too, so: Ele está procurando você, ele está procurando por você, ele está te procurando are all right.

November 22, 2013


Ele procura você is the most commonly used form. Think of ti like this: people always tend to use shorter sentences. Ele procura por você is also used frequntly, so saying it won't sound strange at all...

February 27, 2013


Ele te procura (less common), ele procura você (common), ele procura por você(more commonly and is better), i'm brazilian

May 9, 2017


Aaaahhh....one min para means "Stop"....and what does "He looks to you" mean? Should it translate as "He looks at you"?

June 24, 2013


I would say "he looks to you" suggests that he is not literally viewing you, but figuratively depending on you. (e.g., lyrics from Les Miserables, Valjean to the foreman: "I look to you to sort this out, please be as patient as you can!").

That said, "he looks to you" is not accepted as of Sept 2018 ;)

September 27, 2018


Why is "He looks for you" incorrect?

July 3, 2013


I think the verb "olhar" relates to seeing visually, which is different from the concept of looking for something i.e. seeking/searching. As commented above, word "procurar" is more accurate for that

July 12, 2013


I agree, because in English you could look for someone to come around the corner, or you could look literally for him - he can't find something, okay, he will look for you. Would these meanings be served by procurar?

January 17, 2014


what about "he sees you"?

May 28, 2013


ele vê você

May 9, 2017


"He looks for you" is wrong?

June 13, 2018


Yes. That would be "ele procura (por) você".

June 13, 2018


How would you say "He looks toward you"?

January 27, 2019
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