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Translation of "hear" - English-Spanish dictionary

hear

verb   /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
(Definition 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.
(Definition of hear from the Password English-Spanish Dictionary © 2013 K Dictionaries Ltd)
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