Spanish Word of the Day Archive
Sunday January 27, 2013

escuchar, verb:
to hear

In Latin America, escuchar is often used to convey the idea of hearing, in contexts where people from Spain would use oír. For instance, on the telephone:

Se escucha muy mal.
It’s a very bad connection or line.

En este momento no escucho nada.
At the moment I can’t hear anything.


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