English - Vietnamese Dictionary
listen /'lisn/Concise Dictionary
- nội động từ
- nghe, lắng nghe
- listen to me!: hãy nghe tôi
- nghe theo, tuân theo, vâng lời
- to listen to reason: nghe theo lẽ phải
+hear with intention
+listen and pay attention
+pay close attention to; give heed to
Advanced English Dictionary
1 hear, pay attention (to), attend, lend an ear (to), prick up one's ears, keep one's ears open, Archaic hark (to), hearken or US also harken (to):
I was listening to the radio when you phoned.
2 obey, heed, mind, pay attention (to), do as one is told:
You wouldn't be in this trouble if you'd listened to me.
verb, nounCollocation Dictionary
1 ~ (to sb/sth) to pay attention to sb/sth that you can hear: to listen to music / the radio + Listen! What's that noise? Can you hear it? + Sorry, I wasn't really listening. + I listened carefully to her story. + You haven't been listening to a word I've said! + He had been listening at the door.
Help Note: You cannot 'listen sth' (without 'to'): I'm fond of listening to classical music. + I'm fond of listening classical music.
2 ~ (to sb/sth) to take notice of what sb says to you so that you follow their advice or believe them: None of this would have happened if you'd listened to me. + Why won't you listen to reason?
3 (spoken) used to tell sb to take notice of what you are going to say: Listen, there's something I have to tell you.
Phrasal Verbs: listen (out) for sth to be prepared to hear a particular sound: Can you listen out for the doorbell?
listen in (on / to sth)
1 to listen to a conversation that you are not supposed to hear: You shouldn't listen in on other people's conversations. + They did not know that the police were secretly listening in.
2 to listen to a radio broadcast
listen up (spoken, especially AmE) used to tell people to listen carefully because you are going to say sth important
+ noun [usually sing.] an act of listening: Have a listen to this.
attentively, carefully, closely, hard, intently
Now, listen very carefully to what she says.
Lucy was only half listening to their conversation.
| patiently, politely, sympathetically
We listened politely to his stories.
| avidly, eagerly, with interest
The guests were listening with great interest.
| gravely, impassively
Pym listened impassively until the woman had finished.
| in silence, quietly
They listened to the announcement in silence.
| anxiously | in awe
VERB + LISTEN
(not) want to, will/would (not)
Nobody will listen to me! I tried to warn her, but she wouldn't listen.
| be prepared to, be willing to | refuse to
He refused to listen to her explanation.
We listened anxiously for the sound of footsteps.
listening to the radio
listen with half an ear
I listened with half an ear to the conversation at the next table.
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