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listen

['lɪsn]

  1. VI

    1. (=try to hear) escuchar

    2. (=pay attention) escuchar

      reason 1., 3)

  2. N

Examples from texts

And then the teacher had to sit down on the edge of the bed, although she didn't want to, and close her eyes and listen to what Cesárea was saying.
Y entonces la maestra tuvo que sentarse, aunque no quería hacerlo, en el borde de la cama y tuvo que cerrar los ojos y escuchar las palabras de Cesárea.
The savage detectivesBolano, Roberto / Los detectives salvajes
Los detectives salvajes
Bolano, Roberto
e savage detectives
The savage detective
© 1998 by Roberto Bolaño
© 2007 by Natasha Wimmer
I shall sit to listen.' I lowered myself onto the hard bed.
Me sentaré para escucharos -dije tomando asiento en la dura cama.
Sansom, Christopher John / DissolutionSansom, Christopher John / El gallo negro
El gallo negro
Sansom, Christopher John
Dissolution
Sansom, Christopher John
© C.J. Sansom, 2003
I listen to Bach on my headphones and I almost always run three or four miles a day.
Escucho a Bach con auriculares y suelo correr entre cinco y diez kilómetros al día.
Bolano, Roberto / 2666Bolano, Roberto / 2666
2666
Bolano, Roberto
© 2004 por herederos de Roberto Bolaño
2666
Bolano, Roberto
© 2004 by the heirs of Roberto Bolaño
© 2008 by Natasha Wimmer
He saw part of a trashy show on which a hugely fat woman in her early forties had to sit and listen to her husband, a hugely fat man in his midthirties, and her husband's new girlfriend, a slightly less fat woman in her early thirties, insult her.
Vio un trozo de un programa basura en el que una mujer obesa de unos cuarenta años tenía que soportar los insultos de su marido, un obeso de unos treintaicinco, y de su nueva novia, una semiobesa de unos treinta años.
Bolano, Roberto / 2666Bolano, Roberto / 2666
2666
Bolano, Roberto
© 2004 por herederos de Roberto Bolaño
2666
Bolano, Roberto
© 2004 by the heirs of Roberto Bolaño
© 2008 by Natasha Wimmer
Don't be a coward, listen to what he has to say to you, said the fat man's girlfriend.
No seas cobarde y escucha lo que él tiene que decirte, dijo la novia del obeso.
Bolano, Roberto / 2666Bolano, Roberto / 2666
2666
Bolano, Roberto
© 2004 por herederos de Roberto Bolaño
2666
Bolano, Roberto
© 2004 by the heirs of Roberto Bolaño
© 2008 by Natasha Wimmer
But if you listen, seems to me that you'll hear a bit of Blair Sullivan in it.
Pero si presta atención se dará cuenta de que lleva la firma de Sullivan.
Katzenbach, John / Just CauseKatzenbach, John / Juicio Final
Juicio Final
Katzenbach, John
© 1992 by John Katzenbach
© Ediciones B, S. A., 2006
Just Cause
Katzenbach, John
© 1992 by John Katzenbach
He was twenty-eight and good-natured, ready to laugh at the most innocent jokes and willing to listen to the most outrageous ideas.
Tenía veintiocho años y era de carácter afable, dado a celebrar los chistes más inocentes y dispuesto a escuchar las ideas más disparatadas.
Bolano, Roberto / 2666Bolano, Roberto / 2666
2666
Bolano, Roberto
© 2004 por herederos de Roberto Bolaño
2666
Bolano, Roberto
© 2004 by the heirs of Roberto Bolaño
© 2008 by Natasha Wimmer
Pelletier had a feeling that nothing serious would happen, nothing irrevocable at least, and he arrived calm, ready to listen and say little.
Pelletier, de alguna forma, intuyó que nada grave o bien nada irreversible ocurría y acudió a la cita con aire tranquilo, dispuesto a escuchar y hablar poco.
Bolano, Roberto / 2666Bolano, Roberto / 2666
2666
Bolano, Roberto
© 2004 por herederos de Roberto Bolaño
2666
Bolano, Roberto
© 2004 by the heirs of Roberto Bolaño
© 2008 by Natasha Wimmer
You don't know what it was like, with the other children. Kids were afraid to come to school. When they got here, they were too afraid to listen. At home they couldn't sleep. And when they did sleep, they had nightmares.
No sabe cómo se lo tomaron los demás niños, tenían miedo de venir a clase; cuando llegaban, estaban demasiado asustados para prestar atención; en casa no podían dormir, y por la noche tenían pesadillas.
Katzenbach, John / Just CauseKatzenbach, John / Juicio Final
Juicio Final
Katzenbach, John
© 1992 by John Katzenbach
© Ediciones B, S. A., 2006
Just Cause
Katzenbach, John
© 1992 by John Katzenbach
But since she was a neighborly and circumspect woman, optimistic by nature, and since she knew how to listen, she had plenty of friends.
Pero como era una mujer servicial y discreta, de talante optimista, y que además sabía escuchar, no le faltaron amistades.
Bolano, Roberto / 2666Bolano, Roberto / 2666
2666
Bolano, Roberto
© 2004 por herederos de Roberto Bolaño
2666
Bolano, Roberto
© 2004 by the heirs of Roberto Bolaño
© 2008 by Natasha Wimmer
You can listen to the notes you play on the keyboard while changing the settings.
Puede escuchar las notas que toca en el teclado mientras cambia los ajustes.
© 2011 Yamaha Corporation
© 2011 Yamaha Corporation
“Stan,” he said, “Susie used to stand at the front window during the summer and listen to you singing in your yard.
– Stan -dijo-, Susie se quedaba delante de la ventana en verano y te escuchaba cantar en tu patio.
Sebold, Alice / The Lovely BonesSebold, Alice / Desde Mi Cielo
Desde Mi Cielo
Sebold, Alice
© 2002 por Alice Sebold
© 2003 por Aurora Echevarria
© 2003 por Random House Mondadori, S. A.
The Lovely Bones
Sebold, Alice
© 2002 by Alice Sebold
You can listen to the recorded pronunciation of a word by selecting Play Sound from the Menu.
Puede escuchar la pronunciación grabada de una palabra al seleccionar Reproducir sonido en el Menú.
ABBYY LingvoMobile x3 HelpABBYY LingvoMobile x3 Ayuda
BYY LingvoMobile x3 Ayuda
ABBYY LingvoMobile x3 Ayud
© 2008 ABBYY
BYY LingvoMobile x3 Help
ABBYY LingvoMobile x3 Hel
© 2008 ABBYY
Don't listen to him - "
No le escuche...
Kellerman, Jonathan / When The Bough BreaksKellerman, Jonathan / La Rama Rota
La Rama Rota
Kellerman, Jonathan
When The Bough Breaks
Kellerman, Jonathan
© 1985 by Jonathan Kellerman
'Don't look, listen.'
-No mires, escucha.
Scarrow, Simon / The Eagle's ConquestScarrow, Simon / Roma Vincit!
Roma Vincit!
Scarrow, Simon
© 2001 by Simon Scarrow
© de la traducción: Montserrat Batista, 2002
© de la presente edición: Edhasa, 2002
The Eagle's Conquest
Scarrow, Simon
© 2001 by Simon Scarrow

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'lɪsnescucharExamples

listen! can't you hear something? — ¡escucha! ¿no oyes algo?
I listened outside the bedroom door — me quedé escuchando en la puerta del dormitorio
we listened for footsteps approaching — estuvimos atentos por si oíamos venir a alguien

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Collocations

listen to
atender
listen to
escuchar
listen to reason
atender a razones
listen in
escuchar

Word forms

listen

noun
SingularPlural
Common caselisten*listens
Possessive caselisten's*listens'

listen

verb
Basic forms
Pastlistened
Imperativelisten
Present Participle (Participle I)listening
Past Participle (Participle II)listened
Present Indefinite, Active Voice
I listenwe listen
you listenyou listen
he/she/it listensthey listen
Present Continuous, Active Voice
I am listeningwe are listening
you are listeningyou are listening
he/she/it is listeningthey are listening
Present Perfect, Active Voice
I have listenedwe have listened
you have listenedyou have listened
he/she/it has listenedthey have listened
Present Perfect Continuous, Active Voice
I have been listeningwe have been listening
you have been listeningyou have been listening
he/she/it has been listeningthey have been listening
Past Indefinite, Active Voice
I listenedwe listened
you listenedyou listened
he/she/it listenedthey listened
Past Continuous, Active Voice
I was listeningwe were listening
you were listeningyou were listening
he/she/it was listeningthey were listening
Past Perfect, Active Voice
I had listenedwe had listened
you had listenedyou had listened
he/she/it had listenedthey had listened
Past Perfect Continuous, Active Voice
I had been listeningwe had been listening
you had been listeningyou had been listening
he/she/it had been listeningthey had been listening
Future Indefinite, Active Voice
I shall/will listenwe shall/will listen
you will listenyou will listen
he/she/it will listenthey will listen
Future Continuous, Active Voice
I shall/will be listeningwe shall/will be listening
you will be listeningyou will be listening
he/she/it will be listeningthey will be listening
Future Perfect, Active Voice
I shall/will have listenedwe shall/will have listened
you will have listenedyou will have listened
he/she/it will have listenedthey will have listened
Future Perfect Continuous, Active Voice
I shall/will have been listeningwe shall/will have been listening
you will have been listeningyou will have been listening
he/she/it will have been listeningthey will have been listening
Future in the Past Indefinite, Active Voice
I should/would listenwe should/would listen
you would listenyou would listen
he/she/it would listenthey would listen
Future in the Past Continuous, Active Voice
I should/would be listeningwe should/would be listening
you would be listeningyou would be listening
he/she/it would be listeningthey would be listening
Future in the Past Perfect, Active Voice
I should/would have listenedwe should/would have listened
you would have listenedyou would have listened
he/she/it would have listenedthey would have listened
Future in the Past Perfect Continuous, Active Voice
I should/would have been listeningwe should/would have been listening
you would have been listeningyou would have been listening
he/she/it would have been listeningthey would have been listening
Present Indefinite, Passive Voice
I am listenedwe are listened
you are listenedyou are listened
he/she/it is listenedthey are listened
Present Continuous, Passive Voice
I am being listenedwe are being listened
you are being listenedyou are being listened
he/she/it is being listenedthey are being listened
Present Perfect, Passive Voice
I have been listenedwe have been listened
you have been listenedyou have been listened
he/she/it has been listenedthey have been listened
Past Indefinite, Passive Voice
I was listenedwe were listened
you were listenedyou were listened
he/she/it was listenedthey were listened
Past Continuous, Passive Voice
I was being listenedwe were being listened
you were being listenedyou were being listened
he/she/it was being listenedthey were being listened
Past Perfect, Passive Voice
I had been listenedwe had been listened
you had been listenedyou had been listened
he/she/it had been listenedthey had been listened
Future Indefinite, Passive Voice
I shall/will be listenedwe shall/will be listened
you will be listenedyou will be listened
he/she/it will be listenedthey will be listened
Future Perfect, Passive Voice
I shall/will have been listenedwe shall/will have been listened
you will have been listenedyou will have been listened
he/she/it will have been listenedthey will have been listened