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Pronunciation: /ˈhɪrɪŋ; ˈhɪərɪŋ/

Translation of hearing in Spanish:


  • 1 uncountable/no numerable 1.1 (sense) oído (masculine) to have good/poor hearing tener* buen/mal oído my hearing is getting worse cada vez oigo peor (before noun/delante del nombre) hearing difficulties problemas (masculine plural) auditivos or de audición
    Example sentences
    • They have a keen sense of smell, acute hearing, but poor eyesight.
    • Although suffering from poor vision, its sense of hearing and smell is acute and of primary importance in locating food.
    • His acute sense of hearing picked up the sound of footfalls coming towards them and he quickly ran to the others.
    1.2 (earshot) she wouldn't dare say it in my hearing no se atrevería a decirlo en mi presencia or estando yo delante he said it out of their hearing lo dijo donde ellos no podían oírlo
  • 2 countable/numerable 2.1 (consideration) consideración (feminine), atención (feminine) to give sth/sb a hearing escuchar algo/a algn she didn't get a fair hearing no le permitieron explicarse 2.2 (trial) vista (feminine) the case never received a fair hearing el caso no recibió un juicio imparcial or justo 2.3 (session) sesión (feminine)
    Example sentences
    • But a point that he made was that the judge at the hearing, the trial judge, misdirected himself to causation, and he did.
    • In the case of a continuing wrong done to him a prisoner could expect that a hearing in judicial review proceedings could be obtained with little delay.
    • In April, a judge at the preliminary hearing at Stockport County Court ruled the matter was not in the public interest.
    Example sentences
    • Perhaps the opportunity for a fair hearing of her case for her niece's custody would render the other judgments moot.
    • It is confident of a fair hearing because the council is legally bound to decide applications purely on planning law and not political grounds.
    • Market Hall stallholders accused developers of not giving them a fair hearing at the planning meeting in March.


  • she is hearing su audición es normal, no es sorda

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