Translation of "read" - English-Polish dictionary


verb uk /riːd/ us past tense and past participle read /red/
WORDS [ I, T ]

A1 to look at words and understand what they mean

czytać, przeczytać
What was the last book you read?
I've been reading about John F Kennedy.
[ + that ] I've read that the economy is going to improve by the end of the year.
SAY [ I, T ]

A2 to look at words that are written and say them aloud for other people to listen to

czytać, przeczytać
Do you want me to read it to you?
[ + two objects ] I read him a story at bedtime.

to look at signs and be able to understand them

Can you read music?

to show the temperature, time, etc on a piece of measuring equipment

The thermometer read 20 degrees this morning.
→ See also lip-read

(Translation of “read verb” from the Cambridge English–Polish Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)