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Portuguese translation of listen

listen

verb   /ˈlɪs·ən/
A1 to give attention to someone or something in order to hear them
escutar
I listen to the radio while I have breakfast. She does all the talking – I just sit and listen. Listen, if you need money, I can give you some.
B1 to pay attention to what someone tells you and accept what they say
escutar
Why didn’t you listen to me when I told you to be careful?
(Definition of listen verb from the Cambridge English-Portuguese Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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