Translation of "listen" - English-Spanish dictionary


verb uk /ˈlɪs·ən/ us /ˈlɪs·ən/

A1 to give attention to someone or something in order to hear them

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

Why didn’t you listen to me when I told you to be careful?

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


verb /ˈlisn/

(often with to) to give attention so as to hear (what someone is saying etc)

I told her three times, but she wasn’t listening
Do listen to the music!

(with to) to follow the advice of

If she’d listened to me, she wouldn’t have got into trouble.
listener noun

a person who listens when someone else is speaking

To be an effective manager, you have to be a good listener.

someone who listens to the radio

The show is aimed at teenage listeners.
listen in on phrasal verb

to listen intentionally to (a private conversation etc)

escuchar a escondidas
She listened in on the conversation at the next table.

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