observar


observar
v.
1 to observe, to watch.
observaban todos sus movimientos mediante unos prismáticos they observed o followed all his movements through binoculars
Ella observó las pistas She observed the clues.
Ella observa a Ricardo She observes Richard.
2 to notice, to observe.
no se observan anomalías no problems have been noted
3 to observe, to respect (acatar) (ley, normas).
4 to remark, to observe.
“eso no es totalmente cierto”, observó “that's not entirely true”, he remarked o pointed out
5 to heed, to fulfill, to fulfil, to obey.
Ella observa el reglamento She heeds the rules.
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observar
verbo transitivo
1 (mirar) to observe, watch
2 (notar) to notice
hemos observado que llega usted tarde con frecuencia we have noticed that you often arrive late
me he observado un bulto extraño I've noticed that I have a strange lump
3 (mostrar) to display, show
observa buen comportamiento he is well behaved
4 (cumplir) to observe, obey
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verb
1) to observe
2) notice
3) watch
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VT
1) (=mirar) to observe, watch; (Astron) to observe
2) (=notar) to see, notice

se observa una mejoría — you can see o detect an improvement

observar que — to observe that, notice that

3) LAm

observar algo a algn — to point sth out to sb, draw sb's attention to sth

4) [+ leyes] to observe; [+ reglas] to abide by, adhere to

observar buena conducta — Perú to behave o.s.

5) (=mostrar) to show, give signs of
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verbo transitivo
1)
a) (mirar, examinar) to observe

alguien la observaba — someone was watching her

b) (notar) to observe (frml)

como pueden observar ... — as you can see ..., o as you will observe ...

¿has observado algún cambio? — have you observed o noticed any changes?

c) (comentar) to remark, observe (frml)
2) <leyes/preceptos> to observe, abide by; <protocolo> to observe
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= notice, see, watch, spy, behold, observe, eye, remark, look down over, look down on/upon.
Ex. Notice that records 2 and 4 do not appear on the directory.
Ex. Where the conference cannot be seen to have a name, then the work will normally be treated as a collection.
Ex. Watch what occurs as the letters 'New' and a space are typed.
Ex. She spied Asadorian in earnest converse with McSpadden.
Ex. As Confucius said 'behold the turtle, he makes progress only when his neck is out'.
Ex. This is a very common failing of librarians and can be observed daily: they appear unable to recognise when enough is enough.
Ex. The banking community is eyeing its possibilities with serious interest.
Ex. When Ed Blume was asked at a meeting about LC's failure to have established a heading for rock music for so long, he remarked: 'Today's horse may be tomorrow's carrion'.
Ex. There was one ram that was content to stay up in the cliffs and look down over his domain.
Ex. The characters stand inside a mysterious domed structure looking down on the Earth watching the 19th century take shape.
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* aficionado a observar las estrellas = stargazer.
* observar atentamente y durante cierto tiempo = maintain + vigil.
* observar con más detalle = closer look.
* observar las estrellas = stargaze.
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verbo transitivo
1)
a) (mirar, examinar) to observe

alguien la observaba — someone was watching her

b) (notar) to observe (frml)

como pueden observar ... — as you can see ..., o as you will observe ...

¿has observado algún cambio? — have you observed o noticed any changes?

c) (comentar) to remark, observe (frml)
2) <leyes/preceptos> to observe, abide by; <protocolo> to observe
* * *
= notice, see, watch, spy, behold, observe, eye, remark, look down over, look down on/upon.

Ex: Notice that records 2 and 4 do not appear on the directory.

Ex: Where the conference cannot be seen to have a name, then the work will normally be treated as a collection.
Ex: Watch what occurs as the letters 'New' and a space are typed.
Ex: She spied Asadorian in earnest converse with McSpadden.
Ex: As Confucius said 'behold the turtle, he makes progress only when his neck is out'.
Ex: This is a very common failing of librarians and can be observed daily: they appear unable to recognise when enough is enough.
Ex: The banking community is eyeing its possibilities with serious interest.
Ex: When Ed Blume was asked at a meeting about LC's failure to have established a heading for rock music for so long, he remarked: 'Today's horse may be tomorrow's carrion'.
Ex: There was one ram that was content to stay up in the cliffs and look down over his domain.
Ex: The characters stand inside a mysterious domed structure looking down on the Earth watching the 19th century take shape.
* aficionado a observar las estrellas = stargazer.
* observar atentamente y durante cierto tiempo = maintain + vigil.
* observar con más detalle = closer look.
* observar las estrellas = stargaze.

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observar [A1 ]
vt
A
1 (mirar, examinar) to observe
lo observé detenidamente I watched o observed it carefully
notó que alguien la observaba she noticed that someone was watching her
observar un eclipse to observe an eclipse
2 (notar) to observe (frml)
como pueden observar, la restauración es excelente as you can see o as you will observe, it has been superbly restored
¿has observado algún cambio en su conducta? have you observed o noticed any change in his behavior?
3 (comentar) to remark, observe (frml)
-¡qué silencio! -observó al entrar it's so quiet!, she remarked as she entered
B ‹leyes/preceptos› to observe, abide by; ‹protocolo› to observe
siempre ha observado una conducta respetuosa she has always behaved very respectfully
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observar (conjugate observar) verbo transitivo
a) (en general) to observe;

alguien la observaba someone was watching o (frml) observing her

b) (notar) to observe (frml);

¿has observado algún cambio? have you noticed o observed any changes?

observar verbo transitivo
1 (mirar detenidamente) to observe, watch ➣ Ver nota en observe
2 (advertir) to notice ➣ Ver nota en notice 3 (la ley, las costumbres, etc) to observe
'observar' also found in these entries:
Spanish:
apreciar
- moral
- estudiar
- mirar
English:
curl
- eye
- keep
- monitor
- notice
- observe
- perceive
- point out
- remark
- study
- watch
- adhere
- note
- wild
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observar vt
1. [contemplar] to observe, to watch;
observaban todos sus movimientos mediante unos prismáticos they observed o followed all his movements through binoculars;
pasó años observando el comportamiento de estos animales he spent years observing the behaviour of these animals
2. [advertir] to notice, to observe;
observé que sus zapatos tenían barro I noticed that his shoes were muddy;
no se han observado anomalías no anomalies have been observed
3. [acatar] [ley, normas] to observe, to respect;
[conducta, costumbre] to follow
4. [comentar, señalar] to remark, to observe;
“eso no es totalmente cierto”, observó “that's not entirely true,” he remarked o pointed out
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observar
v/t
1 con la mirada observe
2 (advertir) notice, observe
3 (comentar) remark, observe
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observar vt
1) : to observe, to watch
estábamos observando a los niños: we were watching the children
2) notar: to notice
3) acatar: to obey, to abide by
4) comentar: to remark, to comment
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observar vb
1. (mirar) to observe / to watch
observaba las estrellas he was observing the stars
2. (notar) to notice
he observado que cojeas I've noticed that you're limping

Spanish-English dictionary. 2013.

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