Significado de “hear” - en el Diccionario Inglés

hear en inglés británico

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hearverb

uk /hɪər/ us /hɪr/ heard, heard

hear verb (RECEIVE SOUND)

A1 [ I or T ] to receive or become conscious of a sound using your ears:

She heard a noise outside.
My grandfather is getting old and can't hear very well.
You'll have to speak up, I can't hear you.
[ + obj + -ing verb ] I heard/I could hear someone calling my name.
[ + obj + infinitive without to ] At eight o'clock Jane heard him go out.

Más ejemplos

  • Can you hear that strange clicking noise?
  • I could hear someone crying in the next room.
  • She spoke so quietly that I could barely hear her.
  • The human ear cannot hear very high-frequency sounds.
  • We heard some shooting in the night.

hear verb (BE TOLD)

B1 [ I or T ] to be told information about something:

Have you heard the news?
If you haven't heard by Friday, assume I'm not coming.
[ + question word ] Have you heard what's happened?
[ + (that) ] I hear (that) you're leaving.

Más ejemplos

  • I don't want to hear about it - it's no concern of mine!
  • He was sad to hear that two of his trusted workers were leaving.
  • I was alarmed to hear that she was coming.
  • I was fascinated to hear about his travels in Bhutan.
  • I'd be interested to hear more about your work.

hear verb (LISTEN)

A2 [ T ] to listen to someone or something with great attention or officially in court:

I heard a really interesting programme on the radio this morning.
[ + infinitive without to ] I heard the orchestra play at Carnegie Hall last summer.
An audience gathered to hear him speak.
formal Lord, hear our prayers.
The case will be heard (= officially listened to) by the High Court.

Más ejemplos

  • A crowd had gathered to hear her speak.
  • Will you rewind the tape so we can hear it again?
  • I heard a good programme on the radio last night.
  • Of all the songs I've heard tonight, that's the best yet.
  • The priest heard his confession.

(Definición de hear del Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

hear en inglés americano

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hearverb

us /hɪr/ past tense and past participle heard /hɜrd/

hear verb (RECEIVE SOUND)

[ I/T ] to receive or become aware of sounds with your ears:

[ T ] I can’t hear you with the TV on.
[ I ] After a long trip on a plane, I don’t hear very well for a few hours.

hear verb (LISTEN)

[ T ] to listen to what someone is saying or sounds being made:

I heard him interviewed on the radio this morning.
Have you heard the group’s latest recording?

hear verb (BE TOLD)

[ I/T ] to be told or informed about:

[ T ] Have you heard the news?
[ I ] I hadn’t heard about that.
[ + (that) clause ] I hear (that) your house is up for sale.
[ T ] I’ve heard a lot about you from my sister and am glad to meet you.

(Definición de hear del Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)