There are 2 translations of listen in Spanish:

listen1

Pronunciation: /ˈlɪsn/

vi

  • 1.1 (focus hearing) escuchar if you listen carefully, you'll hear it si escuchas con atención, lo oirás to listen to sth/sb escuchar algo/a algn as she lay in bed she listened to them arguing acostada en su cama, los oía discutir just listen to him (talk o talking) ¡fíjate or mira cómo habla!to listen for sth they listened for her footsteps estaban atentos a ver si la oían venir I listened out for the record on the radio (British English/inglés británico) estuve atento a ver si oía el disco en la radio
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    • I listen to the sounds of the radiators ticking as the central heating comes on.
    • Every few minutes he would stop and listen to what sounds there were in these quiet highland woods.
    • It's not highbrow in an elitist way but you have to pay attention and think while listening to it.
    1.2 (pay attention, heed) to listen (to sth/sb) escuchar (algo/a algn) are you listening (to me)? ¿me estás escuchando?, ¿me oyes? I'm sorry, I wasn't listening perdón, no (te) estaba escuchando I never used to listen in class nunca atendía or prestaba atención en clase I can't promise anything, but I'll listen to what he has to say no puedo prometer nada pero estoy dispuesto a escucharlo he doesn't listen to a word I say! no me hace ningún caso you tell her: she won't listen to me díselo tú, a mí no me hace caso or no me escucha if only I'd listened to what she said! ¡si le hubiera hecho caso!, ¡si la hubiera escuchado! they won't listen to advice no hacen caso de lo que se les dice listen, I've had enough of your moaning mira, estoy harto de tus quejas listen, why don't we go/ask her? oye ¿por qué no vamos/se lo preguntamos?
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    • We should listen to expert advice, but to slavishly follow it on every occasion defies logic.
    • Despite being aware of the dangers, a small minority of drivers don't listen to the advice.
    • So he had no choice but to listen to the advice of his friend and enrolled a course for motormen.

Phrasal verbs

listen in

verb + adverb/verbo + adverbio
escuchar someone may be listening in alguien puede estar escuchando to listen in to/on sth escuchar algo

Definition of listen in:

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Word of the day incansable
adj
tireless …
Cultural fact of the day

Paro is the name in Spain for both unemployment and unemployment benefit. The period for which paro can be claimed ranges from three months to a year, depending on how long a person has been working. The amount paid decreases over the period of unemployment.

There are 2 translations of listen in Spanish:

listen2

n

  • [colloquial/familiar] to give sth a listen escuchar algo after a couple of listens … después de escucharlo un par de veces …
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    • Nevertheless, there are undoubtedly some hidden gems which make this set worth the listen.
    • I wish they'd just put up a transcript, but for those of you with broadband it's well worth a listen.
    • On this performance her forthcoming debut album could well be worth a listen.

Definition of listen in:

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Word of the day incansable
adj
tireless …
Cultural fact of the day

Paro is the name in Spain for both unemployment and unemployment benefit. The period for which paro can be claimed ranges from three months to a year, depending on how long a person has been working. The amount paid decreases over the period of unemployment.