look and see

These are easy words. But, when do you say LOOK and when do you say SEE?

Look at the ball!
👁️    ➡️ ➡️ ➡️    ⚽

I see the ball.
⚽    ➡️➡️➡️    👁️

Look” means you WANT to do this, or you MUST do this.
🤔🤔🤔  I want a car. I will look for a car.

See” means “OH!  Wow!  I see it!”  😮
If I see a nice car, I will buy it.


Please look through this window.
What do you see? I see clouds ☁️☁️☁️. I do not see the sun.

The man, woman, and baby are looking at the sky.
Maybe they see the sun. 🌞
Maybe they see a bird. 🕊️

What is the cat 🐱 looking at?
If it sees a mouse 🐭, it will be happy.


I saw my friend yesterday. I was not looking for him, but I was happy I saw him.


Look at this picture.
What do you see? Tell me in a comment!

My Wife and My Mother-In-Law (Hill)
Image by William Ely Hill (1887–1962)(„Puck“, 6. Nov 1915) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

 

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