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1oírI overheard her talking about me — la oí hablar de mí
- I overhear the tail-end of a conversation my sister is having with someone or other.
- However, children are knowledgeable and overhear a great deal.
- In later years, I would overhear my father listening to it in the middle of the night, crying his eyes out.
- Then, he overhears a conversation in a cafe and is convinced he has found Lisa, the woman he loved and lost two years earlier.
- Not meaning to overhear his conversation I continued walking until I heard his words.
- We ended our snack (better described as lunch) with a large pot of Chinese tea, overhearing snatches of conversation from a neighbouring table.
- There are occasions when you overhear a bit of someone else's conversation and wish that you'd been eavesdropping properly.
- Do you really want to overhear his cooing conversations with another girl?
- Father goes over to follow up potential job prospects, everything seems to be moving smoothly and then one afternoon he overhears a conversation I'm having with a good friend.
- The researchers will also note every time they hear or overhear the words being used in conversation.
- Children will hear conversations and overhear information on radio, TV and from the playground network.
- At a moment like this, in the abrupt silence after Lewis's voice trails off, the listener often overhears Mitchell in the background trying to stifle his laughter.
- She had been in a convalescent home and had overheard an elderly woman talking about a Norwegian couple who had adopted a child.
- She placed the baby back in its bed and tried to overhear the conversation right outside her room door.
- It's so telling to watch body language or eavesdrop and overhear conversations.
- All of a sudden, she spoke clearly and he could overhear snatches of the conversation.
- Max overhears the conversation (I've noticed that Max tends to eavesdrop a lot) and he refers to them as lovebirds.
- Nicole Kidman stars as Silvia, an interpreter at the United Nations who overhears a conversation that might be a death threat against a visiting African head of state.
- When the building is evacuated, she stays behind unnoticed and overhears a conversation of sinister portent in her native Ku tongue on the microphone system.
- When Motobo's president - whom Silvia dislikes - comes to the UN, she overhears a plot to assassinate him.
1excuse me, but I couldn't help overhearing — perdone, pero no pude evitar escuchar lo que decía (or dijo etc.)
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