A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
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.).
intransitive verb
4. (to pay attention)
a. to listen
Nunca escucha.He never listens.
A reflexive verb is a verb that indicates that the subject performs an action on itself (e.g. Miguel se lava.).
reflexive verb
5. (to pay attention to oneself)
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.
b. to hear oneself
Le encanta escucharse contando sus cuentos y haciendo a sus amigas reir.She loves hearing herself telling her stories and making her friends laugh.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
¿Pero tú te escuchas? ¿Sabes lo loco que suena eso?Listen to yourself! Do you know how wacky that sounds?
Mi jefa no para de hablar en reuniones porque que le encanta escucharse.My boss never stops talking in meetings because she loves the sound of her own voice.
A reciprocal verb is a verb that indicates that two or more subjects perform an action on each other (e.g. Ellos se abrazan.).
reciprocal verb
6. (to pay attention to each other)
a. to listen to each other
No sé cuándo paramos de escucharnos.I don't know when we stopped listening to each other.
b. to hear each other
Parece que ya no nos escuchamos.It's as if we don't hear each other anymore.
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (sonido)
a. to listen to
2. (consejo, aviso)
a. to listen to, to heed
nunca escucha mis consejoshe never listens to my advice
tú nunca me escuchasyou never listen to me
escúchame, eso que quieres es imposiblelisten, what you want is impossible
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
3. (general)
a. to listen
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transitive verb
1 (con atención) [+música, palabras] to listen to; [+consejo] to listen to; pay attention to; heed
2 especialmente (Latinoamérica) (oír) to hear
se escucha muy mal (Telec) it's a very bad line o connection; (EEUU)
intransitive verb
to listen
pronominal verb
le gusta escucharse he likes the sound of his own voice; se escucha mucho las enfermedades she's always complaining about her illnesses
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