In the context of being in a café or other public place and wanting to ask someone to keep an eye on your things, what is the correct word to use for "watch"? "Regarder" seems odd to me in this context... i.e. "Vous pouvez regarder mes chose pendant que je vais aux toilettes?" but I don't know what word to use instead.
The dictionary tells me that "garder un œil sur" is used for "keep an eye on" but that seems wordier than necessary for this purpose.
I'm a pretty novice French speaker so if anything else is wrong about my sentence above, I would appreciate the correction.
Edit: I should add that I'd specifically like to know the Québec French translation, in case there is a difference.