Übersetzung von “read” — Englisch–Französisch Wörterbuch


verbread /rid/ ( pt pp read )
transitive-intransitive to understand written words

children who are unable to read
les enfants qui ne savent pas lire

I can't read Arabic.
Je ne sais pas lire l'arabe.
transitive-intransitive to speak or think the words in a book, magazine, letter, etc.
lire faire la lecture

His mother reads to him every night.
Sa mère lui fait la lecture tous les soirs.

I read the whole book in a day.
J'ai lu le livre entier en une journée.
transitive-intransitive to obtain information from reading
lire , étudier

I read it in an article I found online.
Je l'ai lu dans un article que j'ai trouvé en ligne.

We were reading about the planets at school.
Nous étudiions les planètes à l'école.
transitive to be able to understand easily
comprendre , interpréter

She's very good at reading people.
Elle excelle à comprendre les gens.

The team failed to read the situation on the field.
L'équipe n'a pas réussi à interpréter la situation sur le terrain.
transitive to have sth short written on

The sign read "No entry."
Le panneau disait "Entrée interdite".
transitive to look at and understand numbers, symbols, etc. on an instrument, map, etc.
lire , déchiffrer

I'm not very good at reading maps.
Je ne suis pas très doué pour déchiffrer/lire les cartes.

How do you read this table?
Comment déchiffres-tu cette table ?
transitive (of an instrument, machine, or device) to show a particular number

The gas gauge read full.
La jauge du niveau d'essence indiquait que le réservoir était plein.
read between the lines
to understand a meaning that is not stated directly
lire entre les lignes

Reading between the lines, I could see the situation was going to get worse.
En lisant entre les lignes, je vis que la situation empirait.

read into

verb phrasalread into [ ˈrid ˌɪntu, ˌɪntə ]
to decide sth has a meaning that is not really there
imaginer derrière

Don't read anything philosophical into his statement.
N'imagine rien de philosophique derrière sa déclaration.

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


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.

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