Le verbe watch en anglais : conjugaison, définition, synonymes et expressions

Jetons un œil à la conjugaison de watch en anglais puis penchons-nous sur les différentes définitions de ce verbe, ses synonymes, les expressions auxquelles il s’intègre, et ses phrasal verbs !

Tableaux de conjugaison de watch en anglais

Conjugaison du verbe watch à l’indicatif

Le verbe watch au present simple

  • I watch
  • You watch
  • He/she/it watches
  • We watch
  • You watch
  • They watch

Le verbe watch au present continuous

  • I am watching
  • You are watching
  • He/she/it is watching
  • We are watching
  • You are watching
  • They are watching

Le verbe watch au past simple

  • I watched
  • You watched
  • He/she/it watched
  • We watched
  • You watched
  • They watched

Le verbe watch au past continuous

  • I was watching
  • You were watching
  • He/she/it was watching
  • We were watching
  • You were watching
  • They were watching

Le verbe watch au present perfect

  • I have watched
  • You have watched
  • He/she/it has watched
  • We have watched
  • You have watched
  • They have watched

Le verbe watch au present perfect continuous

  • I have been watching
  • You have been watching
  • He/she/it has been watching
  • We have been watching
  • You have been watching
  • They have been watching

Le verbe watch au past perfect

  • I had watched
  • You had watched
  • He/she/it had watched
  • We had watched
  • You had watched
  • They had watched

Le verbe watch au past perfect continuous

  • I had been watching
  • You had been watching
  • He/she/it had been watching
  • We had been watching
  • You had been watching
  • They had been watching

Le verbe watch au future

  • I will watch
  • You will watch
  • He/she/it will watch
  • We will watch
  • You will watch
  • They will watch

Le verbe watch au future continuous

  • I will be watching
  • You will be watching
  • He/she/it will be watching
  • We will be watching
  • You will be watching
  • They will be watching

Le verbe watch au future perfect

  • I will have watched
  • You will have watched
  • He/she/it will have watched
  • We will have watched
  • You will have watched
  • They will have watched

Le verbe watch au future perfect continuous

  • I will have been watching
  • You will have been watching
  • He/she/it will have been watching
  • We will have been watching
  • You will have been watching
  • They will have been watching

Conjugaison du verbe watch au conditionnel

Le verbe watch au conditional present

  • I would watch
  • You would watch
  • He/she/it would watch
  • We would watch
  • You would watch
  • They would watch

Le verbe watch au conditional present continuous

  • I would be watching
  • You would be watching
  • He/she/it would be watching
  • We would be watching
  • You would be watching
  • They would be watching

Le verbe watch au conditional perfect

  • I would have watched
  • You would have watched
  • He/she/it would have watched
  • We would have watched
  • You would have watched
  • They would have watched

Le verbe watch au conditional perfect continuous

  • I would have been watching
  • You would have been watching
  • He/she/it would have been watching
  • We would have been watching
  • You would have been watching
  • They would have been watching

Les autres formes

L’infinitif de watch

  • to watch

Participe présent de watch

  • watching

Participe passé de watch

  • watched

L’impératif de watch

  • watch
  • let’s watch

Définition de watch en anglais

Que veut dire le verbe watch en anglais ?

Le Cambridge Dictionary donne plusieurs définitions du verbe watch.

Penchons-nous sur les principales :

1. To look at something for a period of time, especially something that is changing or moving

I have watched the first season of this show.
→ J’ai regardé la première saison de cette série.

2. To stay with someone or something, such as a child, for a short time to make certain that he, she, or it is safe

During the summer, a nanny watches the children while their parents work.
→ Pendant l’été, une nounou surveille les enfants pendant que leurs parents travaillent.

3. To be careful of something

The doctor told me to watch my diet and exercise.
→ Le docteur m’a dit de faire attention à mon alimentation et de faire de l’exercice.

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Les phrasal verbs avec watch en anglais

Rappel : les phrasal verbs (ou “verbes à particule”) sont des verbes qui, lorsqu’ils sont suivis d’un autre mot (la particule), voient leur sens initial complété ou modifié.

Voici les principaux phrasal verbs formés sur le verbe watch :

  • watch for something/somebody → faire attention à/se méfier de
  • watch out → faire attention
  • watch over somebody → garder/surveiller quelqu’un
  • watch over somebody/something → surveiller

Les synonymes de watch en anglais

En fonction du contexte, vous pouvez remplacer le verbe to watch par l’un des verbes suivants :

  • babysit → faire du baby-sitting
  • examine → examiner
  • gaze → fixer/contempler
  • glance → jeter un coup d’œil
  • inspect → inspecter
  • look → regarder
  • peek → jeter un coup d’œil
  • peep → jeter un coup d’œil
  • peer → regarder
  • scrutinize → examiner minutieusement
  • stare → regarder fixement

Expressions avec watch en anglais

  • be on the watch → être à l’affût/aux aguets/sur le qui-vive
  • binge-watch something → regarder quelque chose d’une traite/se faire tous les épisodes d’unesérie/regarder l’intégrale de quelque chose (en une fois/une journée…)
  • bird-watch → observer les oiseaux
  • keep a close watch on somebody/something → surveiller attentivement
  • night watch (nom) → gardien de nuit
  • watch it! (interjection familière) → attention/fais gaffe !
  • watch your step → faire attention où l’on marche/regarder où l’on met les pieds

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