Die Übersetzung von "read" - Englisch-Französisch Wörterbuch


verb /riːd/ (past tense, past participle read /red/)

to look at and understand (printed or written words or other signs)

Have you read this letter?
Can your little girl read yet?
Can anyone here read Chinese?
She can read music.
I can read (= understand without being told) her thoughts/mind.

to learn by reading

I read in the paper today that the government is going to cut taxes again.

to read aloud, usually to someone else

faire la lecture à
I read my daughter a story before she goes to bed
I read to her before she goes to bed.

to pass one’s time by reading books etc for pleasure etc

I don’t have much time to read these days.

to study (a subject) at a university etc

He’s reading history at Oxford.

to look at or be able to see (something) and get information from it

voir; lire
I can’t read the clock without my glasses
The nurse read the thermometer.

to be written or worded; to say

être rédigé
His letter reads as follows: ‘Dear Sir, …’

(of a piece of writing etc) to make a (good, bad etc) impression

se lire
This report reads well.

(of dials, instruments etc) to show a particular figure, measurement etc

The thermometer reads –5°C.

to (cause a word, phrase etc to) be replaced by another, eg in a document or manuscript

au lieu de…, lire
There is one error on this page – For ‘two yards’, read ‘two metres’
‘Two yards long’ should read ‘two metres long’.
readable adjective

(negative unreadable)

easy or pleasant to read

agréable à lire
I don’t usually enjoy poetry but I find these poems very readable.

able to be read

Your handwriting is scarcely readable.
readableness noun

readability noun

reader noun

a person who reads books, magazines etc

He’s a keen reader.

a person who reads a particular newspaper, magazine etc

The editor asked readers to write to him with their opinions.

a reading-book, especially for children or for learners of a foreign language

livre de lecture
a Latin reader.
readership noun

the (number of) people who read a newspaper, magazine etc

nombre de lecteurs
The readership of the magazine consists mainly of teenage girls.
reading noun

the act of reading.


the reading of something aloud, as a (public) entertainment

séance de lecture
a poetry reading.

the ability to read

The boy is good at reading.

the figure, measurement etc on a dial, instrument etc

The reading on the thermometer was –5° C.

for the purpose of reading

de lecture
a reading-room in a library.

for learning to read

de lecture
a reading-book.
reading material noun

a list of books, stories, articles etc that need to be read for one’s studies.

livres et périodique
reading matter noun

something written for others to read (eg books, newspapers, letters)

sujet de lecture
There’s a lot of interesting reading matter in our local library.
read-out noun (plural read-outs)

data produced by a computer, eg on magnetic or paper tape.

read between the lines

to look for or find information (eg in a letter) which is not actually stated

lire entre les lignes
Reading between the lines I get the impression that he wants to leave the company.
read off

to read from a dial, instrument etc

The engineer read off the temperatures one by one.
read on

to continue to read; to read further

continuer à lire
He paused for a few moments, and then read on.
read out

to read aloud

lire à voix haute
Read out the answers to the questions.
read over/through

to read from beginning to end

lire en entier
I’ll read through your manuscript, and let you know if I find any mistakes.

(Die Übersetzung von "read" von PASSWORT Englisch-Französisch Wörterbuch © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)