être à l'écoute

shanghaisegirl

New Member
French
Hi,

I would like to know how to translate: "être à l'écoute". Context is for example for a therapist or healer to really listen to people to understand their problems...

Would "attentive to" be a good translation or is there something better?

Thanks :)
 
  • WordRef1

    Senior Member
    English - America
    Not sure about whether or not it's the best translation, but it seems right to me.
    The therapist is attentive to his clients.
    or maybe
    The therapist listens well to his clients.
    My choice of words would depend on the particular situation and what I would be emphasizing.
     
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