Übersetzung von “explain” — Englisch–Französisch Wörterbuch

explain

verbexplain /ɪkˈspleɪn/
transitive to use words to help sb understand
expliquer

I'll explain it to you later.
Je te l'expliquerai plus tard.

I asked her to explain how it works.
Je lui ai demandé d'expliquer comment ça fonctionne.

My father explained that it was too expensive.
Mon père a expliqué que c'était trop cher.
transitive-intransitive to give or be a reason for sth
expliquer

Scientists have never been able to explain the phenomenon.
Les scientifiques n'ont jamais été capables d'expliquer le phénomène.

"You're late again!" "I know - let me explain."
"Tu es encore en retard !" "Je sais, laisse-moi t'expliquer."
explain yourself
to explain why you did sth
s'expliquer

He's going to have to explain himself when he gets home.
Il va devoir s'expliquer quand il rentrera.
to state sth clearly
expliquer

She had trouble explaining herself.
Elle avait du mal à s'expliquer.
to explain why you did sth
s'expliquer

He's going to have to explain himself when he gets home.
Il va devoir s'expliquer quand il rentrera.
to state sth clearly
expliquer

She had trouble explaining herself.
Elle avait du mal à s'expliquer.

(Übersetzung von “explain” aus dem GLOBAL English-French Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)

explain

verb /ikˈsplein/

to make (something) clear or easy to understand

expliquer
Can you explain the railway timetable to me?
Did she explain why she was late?

to give, or be, a reason for

expliquer
I cannot explain his failure
That explains his silence.
explanation /ekspləˈneiʃən/ noun

the act or process of explaining

explication
Let me give a few words of explanation.

a statement or fact that explains

explication
There are several possible explanations for the explosion.
explanatory /-ˈsplӕnə-/ adjective

giving an explanation

explicatif
There are explanatory notes in this book.
explain away

to get rid of (difficulties etc) by clever explaining

justifier
She could not explain away the missing money.

(Übersetzung von “explain” aus dem PASSWORD English-French Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)