Quick answer
"Watch" is a transitive verb which is often translated as "ver", and "view" is a noun which is often translated as "la vista". Learn more about the difference between "watch" and "view" below.
watch(
wach
)
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to see)
a. ver
Let's watch a movie tonight.Veamos una película esta noche.
b. mirar
My wife watched me while I played the piano.Mi esposa me miraba mientras tocaba el piano.
c. observar
If you watch this scene carefully, you'll see him disappear.Si observas esta escena con atención, lo verás desaparecerse.
2. (to keep under observation)
a. vigilar
A teacher watches the students while they are taking the test.Un profesor vigila a los alumnos mientras hacen el examen.
3. (to be mindful of)
a. vigilar
You'll need to watch your weight if you go on working at that cake shop.Tendrás que vigilar tu peso si sigues trabajando en esa pastelería.
b. tener cuidado con
You need to watch that dog. It doesn't like children.Hay que tener cuidado con ese perro; no le gustan los niños.
c. tener cuidado de
Watch you don't lose your wedding ring; it looks very loose.Ten cuidado de no perder la alianza; parece que te va grande.
d. cuidado con (used as interjection)
Watch the laptop cable!¡Cuidado con el cable del portátil!
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
4. (to observe)
a. mirar
He just watched while I ate.Solo miraba mientras yo comía.
b. observar
If you watch, you'll see that happen a lot.Si observas, verás que ocurre con mucha frecuencia.
5. (to keep guard)
a. vigilar
I told my man to keep watching and call me with any news.Le dije a mi hombre que siguiera vigilando y que me llamara con cualquier novedad.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
6. (wristwatch)
a. el reloj
(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).
My new watch is waterproof down to 50 meters.Mi reloj nuevo es sumergible hasta 50 metros.
7. (vigilance)
a. la vigilancia
(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 patient is under watch for Ebola.El paciente se encuentra bajo vigilancia por ébola.
8. (time keeping guard)
a. la guardia
(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).
Most of the watches in the Navy last four hours.La mayoría de las guardias en la Marina duran cuatro horas.
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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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