Quick answer
"Listening" is a form of "listen", an intransitive verb which is often translated as "escuchar". "Reading" is a noun which is often translated as "la lectura". Learn more about the difference between "listening" and "reading" below.
listen(
lihs
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ihn
)
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
1. (to actively hear; often used with "to")
a. escuchar
Listen! I think someone's shouting your name.¡Escucha! Creo que alguien está gritando tu nombre.
2. (to pay attention; often used with "to")
a. escuchar
He failed the exam because he never listens in class.Falló el examen porque nunca escucha en clase.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
3. (act of listening)
a. la oída
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The band's new album deserves a listen.El álbum nuevo del grupo se merece una oída.
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reading(
ri
-
dihng
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (skill or pastime)
a. la lectura
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Reading has been my favorite hobby since I was five.La lectura ha sido mi pasatiempo favorito desde que tenía cinco años.
b. el leer
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Reading helps children develop their imaginations.Leer ayuda a los niños a desarrollar la imaginación.
2. (interpretation)
a. la interpretación
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
That's a very novel reading of Romeo and Juliet, Mr. Jones.Es una interpretación muy original de Romeo y Julieta, Sr. Jones.
3. (material)
a. la lectura
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
There will be three readings on the reading comprehension exam.Habrá tres lecturas en el examen de comprensión escrita.
4. (indication)
a. la lectura
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
I think the reading the gas gauge is showing is wrong.Creo la lectura que nos está dando el indicador del nivel de gasolina es incorrecta.
5. (recital)
a. la lectura
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
My sister invited me to a poetry reading next Sunday.Mi hermana me invitó a una lectura de poesía el próximo domingo.
b. el recital
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
My favorite author will be holding a reading at the bookstore tomorrow.Mi autor favorito estará ofreciendo un recital en la librería mañana.
6. (literary knowledge)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
My parents are people of wide reading; they each read at least two books per week.Mis padres son muy leídos; cada uno lee dos libros por semana como mínimo.
Simon's essay shows wide reading of secondary sources.El ensayo de Simón demuestra que ha leído muchas fuentes secundarias.
7. (public reading)
a. la lectura
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The reading of the will is scheduled for tomorrow at noon.La lectura del testamento está programada para mañana al mediodía.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
8. (associated with reading)
a. de lectura
I forgot my reading glasses in the library.Se me olvidaron mis anteojos de lectura en la biblioteca.
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