"Listen" is a form of "listar", a transitive verb which is often translated as "to list". "Escuchar" is a transitive verb which is often translated as "to listen to". Learn more about the difference between "escuchar" and "listen" below.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to pay attention to)
a. to listen to
Escucha al profesor siempre que te dé instrucciones.Always listen to the teacher when you are given instructions.
Ella suele escuchar jazz de camino al trabajo.She usually listens to jazz on her way to work.
2. (to discern)
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
3. (to heed)
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