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Je vois, je regarde?

What is the difference between "je vois" and "je regarde"? Dosen't both mean "i see"?

October 9, 2017

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'je vois' means seeing automaticly, while 'je regarde' means watching or concentrating on what you ar looking at. For example, if you say 'I am watching television' , don't say ' je vois le TV', but 'Je regarde le TV'.


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And if you have that question -

  • voir - to take light into your eyes. "I see a rainbow. [Je vois un arc-en-ciel.]"
  • regarder - to pay attention to by sight. "I am watching a rainbow. [Je regarde un arc-en-ciel.]"
  • remarquer - to notice/note. "Je remarque un arc-en-ciel."

Same goes for sound -

  • entendre - to take sound into your ears. "I hear a bird. [J'entends un oiseau.]"
  • écouter - to pay attention to a sound. "I am listening to a bird. [J'écoute un oiseau.]"

And the classic split of the mind -

savoir - to know something intellectually (to know [how to] + verb). "I know how to swim. [Je sais nager.]" connaître - to know by familiarity or person experience (to know + noun). "I know swimming. [Je connais la natation.]"

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