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"Repite" is a form of "repetir", a transitive verb which is often translated as "to do again". "Escucha" is a noun which is often translated as "listening". Learn more about the difference between "escucha" and "repite" below.
escucha(
ehs
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koo
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chah
)
A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
1. (act of listening)
a. listening
La escucha es una destreza importante para trabajar en el servicio de atención al cliente.Listening is an important skill for working in customer service.
2. (espionage)
a. monitoring
El juez emitió una orden para la escucha de la línea telefónica del sospechoso. The judge issued a warrant for monitoring of the suspect's telephone line.
This means that the noun can be masculine or feminine, depending on the gender of person it refers to (e.g. el doctor, la doctora).
3. (military)
a. scout
El escucha regresó e informó al capitán sobre las fortificaciones del enemigo.The scout returned and informed the captain about the enemy's fortifications.
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repetir(
rreh
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peh
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teer
)
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to redo)
a. to do again
El perro se comió mis deberes y ahora tengo que repetirlos.The dog ate my homework and now I have to do it again.
2. (to say again)
a. to repeat
Solo lo diré una vez así que no me pidan que lo repita.I'll only say it once so don't ask me to repeat myself.
3. (to imitate)
a. to repeat
Mi hijo pequeño repite todo lo que su hermano dice.My younger son repeats everything his brother says.
4. (to retake)
a. to repeat
Si tu asistencia no mejora, tendrás que repetir el año.If your attendance does not improve, you will need to repeat the year.
5. (to serve oneself more)
a. to have a second helping of
¿Vas a repetir carne?Will you have a second helping of meat?
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
6. (to affect)
a. to have an aftertaste
Los pepinos no repiten si los pelas antes de comerlos.Cucumbers don't have an aftertaste if you remove the skin before eating them.
b. to repeat on (United Kingdom)
No puedo comer ajo porque me repite.I can't eat garlic because it repeats on me.
7. (of the body)
Regionalism used in Mexico
(Mexico)
a. to burp
Su marido siempre repite durante nuestra cena familiar. ¡Qué asco!Her husband always burps during our family dinner. How disgusting!
repetirse
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
8. (to occur again)
a. to recur
Esas fases se repiten cada cinco años por término medio.These phases recur every five years on average.
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