In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(focus hearing)escucharif you listen carefully, you'll hear it — si escuchas con atención, lo oirás
- to listen to sth/sb — escuchar algo/a algn
- as she lay in bed she listened to them arguing — acostada en su cama, los oía discutir
- just listen to him (talk / talking) — ¡fíjate / mira cómo habla!
- to listen for sth
- they listened for her footsteps — estaban atentos a ver si la oían venir
- I listened out for the record on the radio — estuve atento a ver si oía el disco en la radio
- They just want a safe place where they can hang out and listen to music.
- To watch and listen to these young boys and girls who were so obviously enjoying what they were doing was great.
- I love to just sit on the rocks for hours and watch and listen to the ocean.
- You can listen to the audio of his speech here, and follow his charts and research here.
- When we're at home she listens to jazz and watches modern films, and she's quite sociable.
- They want to tell us all what we can and cannot watch, read, listen to or think about.
- Patients will even be able to order a film to watch, or an audio book to listen to, both from their beds.
- Watch it a few times and you'll never listen to their audio output in the same way.
- He is not willing to stay in the House and listen to some responses to what he said.
- It's not highbrow in an elitist way but you have to pay attention and think while listening to it.
- When free, he likes to listen to music, watch movies or spend time with his family.
- The note was high and decidedly painful to listen to but it seemed to do the trick.
- Such a move will help voters to gauge which ones to believe and which ones to simply listen to.
- In the UK, more people now listen to radio than watch TV, for the first time in many years.
- It was nice to pause, watch, and listen to the bird banging away and the wood chips falling to the ground.
- When you could not watch them, you never missed a chance to listen to the action on the radio.
- Many young people do not watch or listen to any political coverage at all.
- Every few minutes he would stop and listen to what sounds there were in these quiet highland woods.
- I listen to the sounds of the radiators ticking as the central heating comes on.
- Using the player you can listen to radio stations and watch TV or video playback on your screen.
2(pay attention, heed)escucharto listen to sth/sb — escuchar algo/a algn
- are you listening (to me)? — ¿me oyes?
- I'm sorry, I wasn't listening — perdón, no (te) estaba escuchando
- I never used to listen in class — nunca atendía / prestaba atención en clase
- I can't promise anything, but I'll listen to what he has to say — no puedo prometer nada pero estoy dispuesto a escucharlo
- he doesn't listen to a word I say! — no me hace ningún caso
- you tell her: she won't listen to me — díselo tú, a mí no me hace caso / no me escucha
- if only I'd listened to what she said! — ¡si le hubiera hecho caso!
- they won't listen to advice — no hacen caso de lo que se les dice
- listen, I've had enough of your moaning — mira, estoy harto de tus quejas
- listen, why don't we go/ask her? — oye ¿por qué no vamos/se lo preguntamos?
- So you are in a sense inviting those responses and either you listen to them or you don't.
- We should listen to expert advice, but to slavishly follow it on every occasion defies logic.
- So, let us take time out of our busy schedules to listen to the simple request of these children.
- Despite being aware of the dangers, a small minority of drivers don't listen to the advice.
- If your legal advice is that you have not got a cause of action, then you ought to listen to that advice.
- So he had no choice but to listen to the advice of his friend and enrolled a course for motormen.
- And I'm just as confused and scared as the rest of us about what to believe and who to listen to.
- He is an experienced town clerk and we would obviously listen to the advice that he gives.
- If you needed advice, or just someone to listen to you for a bit, Timothy was the guy to go to.
- The only advice to those players is that they should make up their own minds and not listen to anybody else.
- He knows he is right and so feels no need to listen to advice that goes against his conviction.
- In economics it listens to the advice of the International Monetary Fund.
- It's up to her whether or not she listens to our advice.
- Good players listen to everyone and then pick and choose what advice they will take.
- The UK must realise that real consultation requires them to listen to me and take my advice.
- Diabetic and asthmatic, she had listened to bad advice that she need not declare the winnings.
- McConnell is keen to show he has been listening and will respond with deeds rather than words.
- The worse part about growing old is that you have to listen to advice from your kids.
- Sometimes it's difficult to know who to believe, who to listen to and who to support.
- We were right to listen to the much louder optimistic voices in our own minds.
1to give sth a listen — escuchar algo
- after a couple of listens … — después de escucharlo un par de veces …
- The CD caused much amusement in the office and everyone had a listen on the headphones.
- But before we go to break, take a listen to this sound that's being played in the courtroom.
- It might not work as well as some tracks on the CD, but it is still worth a listen.
- You should definitely be able to give them a listen by the end of the week.
- I wish they'd just put up a transcript, but for those of you with broadband it's well worth a listen.
- There's a bruised quality that keeps you at bay during the first few listens.
- On this performance her forthcoming debut album could well be worth a listen.
- The next time you pass a busker, stop and have a proper listen, as you might be missing out on the next big thing in music.
- On the first few listens, the songs wash by, disembodied like an ocean.
- Still, its form is at least partially discernible and this compilation is very much worth a listen.
- A cursory listen reveals that the first version closely resembles Nashville's, from a musical standpoint.
- Nevertheless, there are undoubtedly some hidden gems which make this set worth the listen.
- The piano was played in the school's reception area for seven hours to allow everyone to have a listen.
- Just one listen to this album will blow away all your blues.
- I loved this album immediately on the first listen and it has been a constant favourite ever since.
- Otherwise, this is a sufficient listen for fans of the film.
- Some curious record buyer may come across it and be tempted to take it home for a listen.
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- By the third listen, however, you became aware that this was a magical record.
- It's a fascinating listen and yet constantly feels like a sampler for something bigger.
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