he/she had heard
-había oído
Past perfecthe/sheconjugation ofhear.


Indicative vs. Subjunctive 
Cheat Sheet
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (to perceive sounds)
a. oír
I could hear the professor perfectly from the back of the room.Pude oír al profesor perfectamente desde el fondo de la sala.
b. escuchar
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
The music is very loud, and I can't hear what you're saying.La música está muy alta y no escucho lo que dices.
2. (to discover)
a. oír
From what I have heard, we are all going to be laid off.Por lo que he oído, nos van a despedir a todos.
3. (to listen to)
a. oír
I've heard what you had to say, and I still don't agree with you.He oído lo que tenías que decir, y sigo sin estar de acuerdo.
b. escuchar
Hear me out before jumping to conclusions.Escúchame antes de llegar a cualquier conclusión.
4. (legal)
a. ver
The Supreme Court will begin hearing the case next month.La Corte Suprema comenzará a ver el caso el mes que viene.
5. (religion)
a. oír
Every Sunday, we see Catholics go to the church in our neighborhood to hear Mass.Cada domingo, vemos a los católicos ir a la iglesia del barrio a oír misa.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
6. (to perceive sounds)
a. oír
My father cannot hear out of his right ear.Mi padre no puede oír de su oído derecho.
7. (to get news)
a. tener noticias de
I have not heard from my son in weeks.No he tenido noticias de mi hijo desde hace semanas.
b. enterarse de
I heard about your husband's promotion. Congratulations!Me enteré del ascenso de tu marido. ¡Enhorabuena!
An interjection is a short utterance that expresses emotion, hesitation, or protest (e.g. Wow!).
8. (endorsement)
a. sí, señor
Hear, hear! I second the motion.¡Sí, señor! Secundo la moción.
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