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"Obey" is a transitive verb which is often translated as "obedecer", and "listen" is an intransitive verb which is often translated as "escuchar". Learn more about the difference between "obey" and "listen" below.
obey(
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bey
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to follow)
a. obedecer
If you refuse to obey the rules, you will be kicked out.Si te niegas a obedecer las reglas, serás expulsado.
b. seguir (instructions or ideas)
Obey your thoughts and ideas, and you'll be truly free.Sigue tus pensamientos y tus ideas, y serás verdaderamente libre.
c. reponder a (controls)
Be careful, the drone obeys any touch on the controller, and you may crash it.Cuidado, el dron responde a cualquier movimiento del mando y lo puedes estrellar.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
2. (to follow)
a. obedecer
They obey out of fear, not because they are loyal.Obedecen por miedo, no porque sean leales.
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listen(
lihs
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ihn
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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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