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 (BrE) estuve atento a ver si oía el disco en la radio 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?

Phrasal verbs

listen in

v + adv
escuchar someone may be listening in alguien puede estar escuchando to listen in to/on sth escuchar algo

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A gitano is a member of Spain's gypsy community. Gypsies often live in camps and retain their nomadic habits. They have preserved many of their customs and do not usually integrate into the mainstream of Spanish society. Their language is caló. Gypsies have been a great influence on flamenco, and many of the best performers are gypsies.

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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A gitano is a member of Spain's gypsy community. Gypsies often live in camps and retain their nomadic habits. They have preserved many of their customs and do not usually integrate into the mainstream of Spanish society. Their language is caló. Gypsies have been a great influence on flamenco, and many of the best performers are gypsies.