Look at vs. Watch

2011年 03月 02日 English Tips

When you look at someone or something you are interested in appearance.
Generally we look at things that are not moving.

For example: Look at these photos, they’re really good.
I went to the art gallery to look at the exhibition of paintings.

Watch is a verb.
When you watch someone or something you are interested in what happens.
Generally we watch things that move or change in some way.

For example: I watch TV every night.

!! Be Careful :
If I say to you “Look at him!” I mean for you to check out his appearance.
But, if I say to you “Watch him!” I mean it as a warning.

Look はあなたにとって、その “見た目・外観” に興味を引かれる人や物を  “見る”  時に使います。


Watch は動詞です。

Watch は、あなたにとって興味深い人や、起こっている何かを “見る” 時に使います。



“Look at him!” と言われたら、それはあなたに彼の外見を見てほしい、という意味です。
“Watch him!” と言われたら、それは「彼に注意して!」という意味になります。