Translation of "hear" - English-Spanish dictionary

hear

verb uk /hɪər/ (past tense and past participle heard)

A1 to be aware of a sound through your ears

oír
I could hear his voice in the distance.

A2 to listen to someone or something

escuchar
I heard a programme about tigers on the radio this morning.

B1 to be told some information

oír
When did you first hear about this?
Have you heard the news?
you could hear a pin drop

something that you say in order to describe a situation where there was complete silence, especially because people were very interested or very surprised by what was happening

se oía el vuelo de una mosca
Margaret’s ex-husband turned up at the wedding. Honestly, you could have heard a pin drop.
→ Phrasal verbs have heard of something , hear from someone

(Translation of “hear” from the Cambridge English-Spanish Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

hear

verb /hiə/ (past tense, past participle heard /həːd/)

to (be able to) receive (sounds) by ear

oír
I don’t hear very well
Speak louder – I can’t hear you
I didn’t hear you come in.

to listen to for some purpose

ver, escuchar
A judge hears court cases
Part of a manager’s job is to hear workers’ complaints.

to receive information, news etc, not only by ear

oír, oír decir, saber algo, tener noticias
I’ve heard that story before
I hear that you’re leaving
’Have you heard from your sister?’ ’Yes, I got a letter from her today’
I’ve never heard of him – who is he? This is the first I’ve heard of the plan.
hearing noun

the ability to hear

oído
My hearing is not very good.

the distance within which something can be heard

al alcance del oído
I don’t want to tell you when so many people are within hearing
I think we’re out of hearing now.

an act of listening

oportunidad de hablar
We ought to give his views a fair hearing.

(legal) a court case

audiencia, vista
The hearing is tomorrow.
hearing aid noun

a small electronic instrument which helps deaf people to hear better by making sounds louder by means of an amplifier.

audífono
hearsay /-sei/ noun

that which one has been told about by others but for which one has otherwise no evidence

rumor
I never trust anything that I learn by hearsay.
hear! hear!

a shout to show that one agrees with what a speaker has said (eg in Parliament or at a meeting).

así es
I/he etc will/would not hear of

I, he etc will or would not allow

no querer ni oír hablar de, negarse a, ni hablar
They would not hear of her going home alone, and insisted on going with her.

(Translation of “hear” from the PASSWORD English-Spanish Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)