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From Middle English listnen, from Old English hlysnan, from Proto-Germanic *khlusinon (cf. German lauschen), from Proto-Indo-European *kleu- (to hear). Akin to Patrono:Sga rochluiniur 'I hear', Latin clueō (I am famous), Ancient Greek κλαίω (klaiō), I make known, famous), κλέος (kleos), report, rumor, repute), Patrono:Xcl [[լամ#Patrono:Xcl|լամ]] (lam), I cry, weep), Albanian qaj, qanj (to cry, weep), Patrono:Cu Patrono:Cyrs (sluti), to speak clearly), Patrono:Cyrs (slušati), to hear), Lithuanian klausau 'to hear', Middle Persian  (srod), hearing, sound)Patrono:Rfscript, Sanskrit  (śru), to hear). More at loud.

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Infinitive
to Listen

Third person singular
Listens

Simple past
Listened

Past participle
Listened

Present participle
Listening

to Listen (third-person singular simple present Listens, present participle Listening, simple past and past participle Listened)
  1. (intransitive) To pay attention to a sound, to note.
    Please listen carefully as I explain.
    I like to listen to music.
  2. (intransitive) To wait for a sound, such as a signal.
    You should listen for the starting gun.
  3. (intransitive) To accept or obey oral instruction.
    Good children listen to their parents.
  4. (transitive, archaic) To hear (something), to pay attention to something said.

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In English, listen and hear are two primary verbs relating to audial perception. To hear represents automatic or passive perception of sound, while listen generally represents intentional or purposeful use of the sense of hearing. A similar distinction exists between see and watch in English.

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listen

  1. Definite form of liste.

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listen

  1. Patrono:Nl-noun-pl-of

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Listen (infinitive listar)

  1. second-person plural (ustedes) imperative form of listar.
  2. second-person plural (ustedes) present subjunctive form of listar.
  3. third-person plural (ellos, ellas, also used with ustedes?) present subjunctive form of listar.

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