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"Escuche" is a form of "escuchar", a transitive verb which is often translated as "to listen to". "Repita" is a form of "repetir", a transitive verb which is often translated as "to do again". Learn more about the difference between "escuche" and "repita" below.
escuchar(
ehs
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koo
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chahr
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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.
(Latin America)
a. to hear
Hola, ¿me escuchas?Hello, can you hear me?
3. (to heed)
a. to listen to
¿Me escucharás si te digo que no desesperes?Will you listen to me if I tell you not to panic?
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
4. (to pay attention)
a. to listen
Nunca escucha.He never listens.
escucharse
A reflexive verb is a verb that indicates that the subject performs an action on itself (e.g. Miguel se lava.).
5. (to hear)
a. to listen to oneself
A veces me escucho y no sé lo que digo.Sometimes I listen to myself and I don't know what I'm saying.
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repetir(
rreh
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peh
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teer
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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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