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(past tense & past participle/pasado y participio pasado heard /hɜːrd; hɜːd/)
Pronunciation: /hɪr; hɪə(r)/

Translation of hear in Spanish:

transitive verb/verbo transitivo

  • 1 [sound/explosion/music] oír* sorry, I can't hear a word you're saying perdona pero no te oigo bien I heard you go/going out te oí salir/cuando salías did I hear somebody mention coffee? ¿alguien habló de or mencionó café? did you hear what I said? ¿oíste lo que dije? stop it! do you hear? ¡basta! ¿me oyes? now hear this (American English/inglés norteamericano) presten atención be quiet! I can't hear myself think [colloquial/familiar] ¡silencio! no puedo pensar con tanto ruido to hear her (talk), you'd think … cualquiera que la oyera creería que … I must be hearing things [colloquial/familiar] debo de habérmelo imaginado I've heard it said that … he oído decir que … he was heard to say that … se le oyó decir que … let's hear it for the lucky winners/the President! (American English/inglés norteamericano) [colloquial/familiar] ¡un aplauso para los afortunados ganadores/el presidente!
    Example sentences
    • This may sound cruel but I hear catcalls and people pick on me enough outside my family home.
    • She stumbled out of the way just as she heard the voice, sounding quite irritated.
    • As Claire walked into the main corridor, she heard voices that sounded not too far off.
  • 2 (get to know) oír* I heard it on the radio lo oí or me enteré por la radio unless you hear anything to the contrary, I'll be there a menos que te avise, estaré allí from what I hear, they are coming según parece, vendrán I've heard so much about you me han hablado tanto de ti, he oído hablar tanto de ti one doesn't hear much nowadays about … hoy en día casi no se oye hablar de … have you heard the latest? ¿sabes la última? I've heard it all before ya conozco la historia have you heard the one about … ? ¿conoces el chiste de … ? I hear that you are leaving he oído que or me he enterado de que te vas he's very ill, I hear me han dicho que está muy enfermo I did hear from someone that … alguien me dijo que … I haven't yet heard whether I've got the job todavía no me han dicho si me dan el trabajo to hear tell of sth I have heard tell of strange goings-on in that department he oído decir que en ese departamento pasan cosas muy raras
    Example sentences
    • I've never heard of a swimming pool anywhere in the world that has banned backstroke.
    • They say the proposed change will associate them with a place most people have never even heard of.
    • What about lab technicians who are rarely heard of but whose competence can be a matter of life or death?
  • 3 (listen to) 3.1 [lecture/broadcast/views] escuchar, oír* I hear you (American English/inglés norteamericano) ya veo, ya te entiendo Fr Rolfe will be hearing confessions today hoy confesará el padre Rolfe to hear mass oír* misa Lord, hear our prayer Señor, escucha nuestra oración, escúchanos, Señor 3.2 [Law/Derecho] [case] ver*; [charge] oír*
    Example sentences
    • It was pointed out that all other common law jurisdictions hear such cases in jury courts.
    • To hear cases, the judges sit in Chambers of seven, appointed on a rotating basis from within each Section.
    • Three appeal court judges will hear the case on March 31 as he launches his fight against the conviction.
    Example sentences
    • It is at that point that his mantra changes from a selfish need to be heard to actually listening.
    • He may be willing to listen but will he hear anything that's said?
    • She complains that I don't talk to her and then she wonders why I get so angry because she never listens or hears anything I say.

intransitive verb/verbo intransitivo

  • 1 (perceive) oír* I couldn't hear for a while me quedé un rato sin poder oír hear, hear! ¡eso, eso!, ¡bien dicho!
  • 2 (get news) tener* noticiasto hear about sth/sb I heard about it through Doris me enteré por Doris I heard about the problems they were having me enteré de los problemas que tenían have you heard about Sally? te has enterado de lo de Sally?to hear from sb I haven't heard from them for months hace meses que no sé nada de ellos or que no tengo noticias suyas we're still waiting to hear from the States seguimos esperando noticias de los Estados Unidos you'll be hearing from us in a couple of weeks dentro de unas semanas nos pondremos en contacto con usted
    Example sentences
    • The next news they heard about Belinda was a phone call in 1997 informing them she had been arrested.
    • If we could absorb the significance and importance of every death we heard about in the news then we would be unable to function.
    • Many people saw things as they were reported on the TV news, or heard about them on the radio as they drove along.

Phrasal verbs

hear of

verb + preposition + object/verbo + preposición + complemento 1.1 (encounter, come to know of) I've heard of him he oído hablar de él never heard of him! no tengo ni idea de quién es if you hear of anything interesting, let me know si te enteras de algo interesante, me lo dices did you ever hear of such a thing! ¡habráse visto cosa igual! 1.2 (have news of) tener* noticias or saber* de she hasn't been heard of since desde entonces que no se sabe or no se tiene noticias de ella they were last heard of in Laos la última vez que se tuvo noticias or se supo de ellos estaban en Laos 1.3 (allow) I won't hear of it! ¡ni hablar!, ¡ni se te ( or le etc) ocurra! I offered to let her stay, but she wouldn't hear of it le dije que se podía quedar, pero no quiso aceptar my father won't hear of us giving him any money mi padre se niega rotundamente a que le demos dinero 1.1verb + object + preposition + object/verbo + complemento + preposición + complemento (have news of) I've heard nothing of them since they moved away no he sabido nada or no he tenido noticias de ellos desde que se mudaron we'll be hearing more of this talented young musician este joven y talentoso músico va a dar que hablar that's the first I've heard of it! ¡no sabía nada!, ¡recién me entero! (Latin America/América Latina) I warn you: you haven't heard the last of this! ¡te advierto que esto no va a quedar así!

hear out

verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object/verbo + complemento + adverbio, verbo + adverbio + complemento
escuchar ([ hasta el final ]) I'll explain if you'll just hear me out te lo explicaré si estás dispuesta a escucharme we heard their tale out in silence escuchamos su relato en silencio

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