Quick answer
"Observe" is a transitive verb which is often translated as "observar", and "view" is a noun which is often translated as "la vista". Learn more about the difference between "observe" and "view" below.
observe(
uhb
-
zuhrv
)
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to watch)
a. observar
This is a chance to observe these rare animals in their natural habitat.Esta es una oportunidad de observar estos animales poco comunes en su hábitat natural.
2. (to keep under observation)
a. vigilar
The secret services were observing what went on at the embassy.Los servicios secretos estaban vigilando lo que pasaba en la embajada.
b. observar
We observe the children in the classroom and monitor their progress.Observamos a los niños en el aula y seguimos sus progresos.
3. (to notice)
a. observar
I observed how he captured the audience's attention.Observé cómo captaba la atención del público.
b. ver
Did you observe him leaving the house?¿Lo viste salir de la casa?
4. (to comment)
a. observar
"That is not strictly true," she observed."Eso no es del todo cierto", observó.
5. (to abide by)
a. observar
When you join the club, you agree to observe the rules.Cuando te haces socio del club, te comprometes a observar las reglas.
b. respetar
I refuse to observe a law I do not agree with.Me niego a respetar una ley con la cual no estoy de acuerdo.
c. cumplir
Although the law was passed, it has never been observed.Aunque aprobaron la ley, nunca se cumplió.
d. acatar
The guidelines set out several principles which need to be observed.En las pautas se exponen varios principios que es necesario acatar.
e. guardar
We shall now observe a minute's silence in memory of the victims.Ahora guardaremos un minuto de silencio en memoria de las víctimas.
6. (to celebrate)
a. celebrar
Buddhists do not observe Christmas.Los budistas no celebran la Navidad.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
7. (to watch)
a. observar
We were asked to observe, without commenting.Se nos pidió observar sin comentar.
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view(
vyu
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (line of vision)
a. la vista
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The view of the stage was not great from where I was sitting.Desde donde estaba sentado la vista del escenario no era muy buena.
2. (panorama)
a. la vista
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The view of the Himalayas from their window was breathtaking.La vista del Himalaya desde su ventana era impresionante.
3. (opinion)
a. la opinión
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
My view is that you should always tip at least 15 percent.Mi opinión es que siempre se debe dar por lo menos 15 por ciento de propina.
b. el parecer
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
In my view, golf is just a game and not a sport.A mi parecer, el golf es solo un juego y no un deporte.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
4. (to observe)
a. ver
It's better to view the solar eclipse with special glasses.Es mejor ver al eclipse solar con lentes especiales.
5. (to regard)
a. ver
She views every relationship as a learning opportunity.Ella ve cada relación como una oportunidad para aprender.
b. considerar
You need to view this setback as a growth opportunity.Tienes que considerar este contratiempo como una oportunidad para crecer.
6. (to inspect)
a. ver
I need to view the property without pressure.Tengo que ver la propiedad sin presión.
7. (television)
a. ver
Once you rent the episode, you can only view it for 24 hours.Una vez que alquilas el episodio, solo puedes verlo durante 24 horas.
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