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v. heard (hûrd), hear•ing. v.t.
If you can hear a sound, you are aware of it because it has reached your ears.
You usually use can in sentences like these. You say, for example, 'I can hear a radio'. Don't say 'I hear a radio'. Also don't use a progressive form. Don't say 'I am hearing a radio'.
The past tense and -ed participle of hear is heard /hɜːd/. If you want to say that someone was aware of something in the past, you use heard or could hear.
However, if you want to say that someone suddenly became aware of something, you must use heard.
You can use an -ing form after heard or could hear to show that someone was aware of something that was continuing to take place.
You can use an infinitive without to after heard to show that someone was aware of a complete event or action.
You must use an infinitive without to in sentences like these. Don't say, for example, 'I heard him to open the door'.
These words are both pronounced /hɪə/.
You use here to refer to the place where you are.
When you hear a sound, you are aware of it through your ears.
Past participle: heard
|Verb||1.||hear - perceive (sound) via the auditory sense|
perceive, comprehend - to become aware of through the senses; "I could perceive the ship coming over the horizon"
overhear, take in, catch - hear, usually without the knowledge of the speakers; "We overheard the conversation at the next table"
|2.||hear - get to know or become aware of, usually accidentally; "I learned that she has two grown-up children"; "I see that you have been promoted"|
get the goods - discover some bad or hidden information about; "She got the goods on her co-worker after reading his e-mail"
wise up - get wise to; "They wised up to it"
ascertain - learn or discover with certainty
discover, find - make a discovery; "She found that he had lied to her"; "The story is false, so far as I can discover"
|3.||hear - examine or hear (evidence or a case) by judicial process; "The jury had heard all the evidence"; "The case will be tried in California"|
|4.||hear - receive a communication from someone; "We heard nothing from our son for five years"|
|5.||hear - listen and pay attention; "Listen to your father"; "We must hear the expert before we make a decision"|
focus, pore, rivet, center, centre, concentrate - direct one's attention on something; "Please focus on your studies and not on your hobbies"
incline - bend or turn (one's ear) towards a speaker in order to listen well; "He inclined his ear to the wise old man"
hear[hɪəʳ] (heard (pt, pp))
can you hear me? → ¿me oyes?
I can't hear you → no te oigo
I can't hear a thing → no oigo nada
I heard someone come in → he oído entrar a alguien
I heard you talking to her → te oí hablar con ella
I never heard such rubbish! → ¡en mi vida he oído tantos disparates!
did you hear what he said? → ¿has oído lo que ha dicho?
let's hear it for → un aplauso para ...
I could hardly make myself heard → apenas pude lograr que se me oyera
I have heard it said that ..., I've heard tell that → he oído decir que ...
I can't hear myself think → el ruido no me deja pensar or concentrarme
see also pin
have you heard the news? → ¿has oído la noticia?, ¿te has enterado de la noticia?
what's this I hear about you getting married? → ¿qué es eso que he oído de que te vas a casar?
from what I hear, she hasn't long to live → por lo que he oído parece que le queda poco tiempo de vida
I waited to hear the result → me quedé esperando para enterarme del resultado
I hear bad reports of him → no me hablan bien de él
I'm glad to hear it → me alegro
I'm sorry to hear it → lo siento
where did you hear that? → ¿quién te ha dicho eso?
to hear that → enterarse de que ...
I heard you're going away → me he enterado de que te vas
I hear you've been ill → me he enterado de que or he oído decir que has estado enfermo
I haven't heard yet whether I've passed → aún no sé si he aprobado
have you heard anything of or from him since he left? → ¿has sabido algo or has tenido noticias de él desde que se fue?
the first I heard of it was when → lo primero que supe al respecto fue cuando ...
that's the first I've heard of it → no tenía ni idea, es la primera noticia que tengo
you haven't heard the last of this! → ¡aquí no se acaba esto!
have you heard the one about ...? → ¿te sabes el de ...?
to hear him (talk) you'd think he was an expert → por la forma en que habla, cualquiera creería or diría que es un experto
I've heard it all before → ya conozco la historia
Lord, hear our prayers → Señor, escucha nuestras plegarias or súplicas
to hear sb speak (in public) → escuchar a algn
he likes to hear himself talk → le gusta escucharse a sí mismo
I can't hear → no oigo
if you don't get out I'll call the police, (do) you hear? → si no te vas llamaré a la policía, ¿me oyes?
he doesn't or can't hear very well → no oye muy bien
to hear about sth/sb I heard about it from Maria → me enteré por María, lo supe a través de María
did you hear about Liz? → ¿te enteraste de lo de Liz?
I don't want to hear about it → no quiero oír hablar del tema
to hear from sb → saber de algn, tener noticias de algn
have you heard from him lately? → ¿has sabido algo de él últimamente?, ¿has tenido noticias de él últimamente?
I hear from my daughter every week → tengo noticias de mi hija todas las semanas
hoping to hear from you (in letter) → esperando recibir noticias tuyas
you will be hearing from my solicitor → mi abogado se pondrá en contacto con usted
the police are anxious to hear from anyone who may know her → la policía pide a todos los que la conozcan que se pongan en contacto con ellos
what are you hearing from people there? → ¿qué opina or dice allí la gente?
to hear of sth (= come across) → oír hablar de algo; (= become aware of) → saber de algo
many people haven't heard of reflexology → muchas personas no han oído hablar de la reflexología
I've never heard of such a thing! → ¡en mi vida he oído cosa igual!
I heard of this school through Leslie → supe de esta escuela por or a través de Leslie
I won't hear of it! (= allow) → ¡ni hablar!
I offered to pay but she wouldn't hear of it → me ofrecí a pagar pero dijo que ni hablar
I always wanted to be an actor but Dad wouldn't hear of it → siempre quise ser actor pero papá no me dejó
to hear of sb (= come across) → oír hablar de algn; (= have news of) → saber de algn, tener noticias de algn
everyone has heard of her → todo el mundo ha oído hablar de ella or sabe quién es
he wasn't heard of for a long time → no se supo nada de él or no se tuvieron noticias de él durante mucho tiempo
he was never heard of again → nunca se supo más de él
hear[ˈhɪər] [heard] [ˈhɜːrd] (pt, pp)
to hear sb doing sth → entendre qn faire qch
to hear sb/sth do sth → entendre qn/qch faire qch
He heard the dog bark → Il a entendu le chien aboyer.
I can't hear myself think → je ne m'entends plus penser
Did you hear the good news? → Est-ce que tu as appris la bonne nouvelle?
to hear (that) ... → entendre dire que ...
I heard that she was ill → J'ai entendu dire qu'elle était malade.
I've heard it all before (= this is nothing new) → ce n'est pas la première fois que j'entends cette histoire
Did you hear about the move?
BUT Tu es au courant du déménagement?.
I haven't heard from him recently → Je n'ai pas eu de ses nouvelles récemment.
The police are anxious to hear from anyone who may know her → La police aimerait que les gens qui la connaissent se manifestent.
Have you heard of Damien Hirst? → Avez-vous entendu parler de Damien Hirst?
I've never heard of that book → Je n'ai jamais entendu parler de ce livre.
I've never heard of him (= don't know him) → je ne le connais pas
hearpret, ptp <heard>
hear[hɪəʳ] (heard (pt, pp)) [hɜːd]
I can't hear you → non ti sento
I could hardly make myself heard → facevo fatica a farmi sentire
I hear you've lost your watch → ho saputo che hai perso l'orologio
to hear him speak you'd think ... → a sentirlo parlare si direbbe che...
have you heard the one about the Irishman who ... → la sai quella dell'irlandese che...
to hear about → sentire parlare di (have news of) → avere notizie di
I heard about her from her mother → ho avuto sue notizie tramite sua madre
did you hear about the move? → hai saputo del trasloco?
to hear from sb → ricevere notizie da qn
she was never heard of again → non se ne seppe più nulla
I've never heard of that book → non ho mai sentito parlare di quel libro
I've never heard of such a thing → non ho mai sentito una cosa simile
I won't hear of it (allow) → non ne voglio proprio sapere
I won't hear of you paying for this → non è proprio il caso che tu paghi
hear! hear! (bravo) → bravo!, bene!