In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(explosion/music/sound) oírsorry, I can't hear a word you're saying — perdona pero no te oigo bien
- I heard you go/going out — te oí salir/cuando salías
- did I hear somebody mention coffee? — ¿alguien habló de / mencionó café?
- did you hear what I said? — ¿oíste lo que dije?
- now hear this — presten atención
- to hear her (talk), you'd think … — cualquiera que la oyera creería que …
- I've heard it said that … — he oído decir que …
- he was heard to say that … — se le oyó decir que …
- As Claire walked into the main corridor, she heard voices that sounded not too far off.
- A neighbour reported hearing a thud that sounded like a garbage bag being dropped.
- He may be willing to listen but will he hear anything that's said?
- This may sound cruel but I hear catcalls and people pick on me enough outside my family home.
- If he does not listen, the only other way to be heard is at the ballot box in November.
- She complains that I don't talk to her and then she wonders why I get so angry because she never listens or hears anything I say.
- Five minutes after that I heard seven bangs which sounded like firecrackers.
- It is through the use of pictures, sounds, and hearing the language on a daily basis that helps them to learn.
- Perhaps they enjoy hearing me sound all ratty and scratchy, trying to be polite in the name of friendship.
- I've never heard anyone with a sound scientific background argue that it's better for you.
- At that very moment, she hears some familiar sounds and feels some movement behind her back.
- It helped her hear some vowel sounds in the lower frequencies, but that was all.
- Her voice was so quite that he almost didn't hear her over the sound of the river.
- The roaring and crashing sounds she had heard the night before had not stopped either.
- It is at that point that his mantra changes from a selfish need to be heard to actually listening.
- If you haven't heard the sound clip you really have to get with the programme.
- The children learn to open their hearts and to really listen to others and be heard by them.
- They've been hearing the sound bites from the government ministers and also from the farmers.
- At 16 he awoke to his country's indigenous sounds after hearing traditional music played at his father's funeral.
- James stood there listening the whole time but only heard half the conversation.
- The Ivorians seemed willing to be heard, but none of them seemed willing to listen.
- Humans cannot generate or hear the high frequency sound waves generated by bats.
- And yet it still sounded remarkable to hear the words that came yesterday.
- It knows the difference between listening and hearing.
- The noise of the blast has left him struggling to hear high frequency sounds.
- Whilst we were talking, we heard a sort of sound between a yelp and a bark.
- I remember hearing the bus driver sounding his horn as if he was angry.
- She stumbled out of the way just as she heard the voice, sounding quite irritated.
- Anna started to speak to me again, and I listened, nodding, although not really hearing anything she had to say.
2(get to know)oírI heard it on the radio — lo oí / me enteré por la radio
- unless you hear anything to the contrary, I'll be there — a menos que te avise, estaré allí
- from what I hear, they are coming — según parece, vendrán
- I've heard so much about you — me han hablado tanto de ti
- one doesn't hear much nowadays about … — hoy en día casi no se oye hablar de …
- have you heard the latest? — ¿sabes la última?
- I hear that you are leaving — he oído que / me he enterado de que te vas
- he's very ill, I hear — me han dicho que está muy enfermo
- I did hear from someone that … — alguien me dijo que …
- I haven't yet heard whether I've got the job — todavía no me han dicho si me dan el trabajo
- What about lab technicians who are rarely heard of but whose competence can be a matter of life or death?
- You probably haven't even heard of some of these people but we had a great time.
- Dad ignores daughter if he passes her in the street and she wishes they had never heard of the Lottery.
- This is when all the people who don't give a toss or haven't heard of the scandal are still behind you.
- I've never heard of a swimming pool anywhere in the world that has banned backstroke.
- I have never heard of this before and wondered whether it could help the problem.
- After games he would drink just water to rehydrate himself before we had even heard of doing that.
- I have not heard of a single new urban transport plan for the town which would make any difference.
- By far the most common reaction is that they have never heard of him, he doesn't even register.
- The wife has arthritis and she went up to her specialist but he had never heard of it as a cure.
- If they haven't heard of the campaign, this will tell them what they need to know.
- I'm the guy who makes part four and part five of movies where you haven't heard of the first one.
- It is fair bet that like millions of Americans you never heard of any of this.
- They certainly did not expect a choir most of them had never heard of to leapfrog them into third spot.
- They say the proposed change will associate them with a place most people have never even heard of.
- Few people outside the industry had heard of him and that's the way he liked it.
- If you have heard of all three, you will realise just how truly irreplaceable John Peel is.
- I would like to ask him when was the last time he heard of a fox-hunter tucking into a tasty meal of fox stew?
- Just occasionally I hear a song by an artist I have never heard of that sticks in my mind for days.
- We set up our site five years ago when many businesses hadn't even heard of e-commerce.
3.1(broadcast/lecture/views) escuchar(broadcast/lecture/views) oírI hear you — ya te entiendo
- Fr Rolfe will be hearing confessions today — hoy confesará el padre Rolfe
- to hear mass — oír misa
- Lord, hear our prayer — Señor, escucha nuestra oración
3.2Law(case) ver(charge) oír
- Accordingly I rule that this court has jurisdiction to hear this case against all defendants.
- It was pointed out that all other common law jurisdictions hear such cases in jury courts.
- Four Scottish judges, sitting without a jury, are hearing the case.
- Three appeal court judges will hear the case on March 31 as he launches his fight against the conviction.
- To hear cases, the judges sit in Chambers of seven, appointed on a rotating basis from within each Section.
1(perceive)oírI couldn't hear for a while — me quedé un rato sin poder oír
2(get news)tener noticiasto hear about sth/sb
- I heard about it through Doris — me enteré por Doris
- I heard about the problems they were having — me enteré de los problemas que tenían
- have you heard about Sally? — te has enterado de lo de Sally?
- to hear from sb
- I haven't heard from them for months — hace meses que no sé nada de ellos / que no tengo noticias suyas
- we're still waiting to hear from the States — seguimos esperando noticias de los Estados Unidos
- you'll be hearing from us in a couple of weeks — dentro de unas semanas nos pondremos en contacto con usted
- If we could absorb the significance and importance of every death we heard about in the news then we would be unable to function.
- We have heard about investment but what about investment in pensioners?
- Every time I talk to or hear of anyone studying anything at all, I get jealous.
- I sent an email to the minister informing him that I expect to hear of his resignation in coming days.
- She had not gone to work because she had heard about the bombs on the news.
- We often hear of private records being dumped illegally or information being stolen.
- The Duchess of York, who is an old friend of Murray and knows her as Jeffa, said she was delighted to hear of the explorers' safe rescue.
- He had first heard about the investigation on the radio and contacted the police.
- She told her husband about the incident the next day and he told her he had heard about the killing on the news and urged her to contact the police.
- I decided to investigate, using an experiment I'd heard about in New York City.
- We only heard about the scandal at the Sheffield clinic on the news.
- Most employees arriving for work early today had only heard about the merger on the early morning news.
- I heard about this on the news on the radio on Friday, but didn't have the time to look any further into it at that point.
- If anyone has more information, I would be most interested to hear of it.
- The mask, in a private collection, was unknown to researchers until Coe heard about it last year.
- However, just about every murder case we hear of in the news involves a religious murderer.
- I suspect we will hear of more research like this as mobile-phone using cohorts in the population age.
- This is the first question my friends asked me when they heard about the trip.
- The next news they heard about Belinda was a phone call in 1997 informing them she had been arrested.
- Many people saw things as they were reported on the TV news, or heard about them on the radio as they drove along.
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