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to listen / to hear / to obey / a can (loanword from English "tin") / classifier for canned beverages
to ask about / to make some inquiries / to ask around
to listen attentively
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smile (archaic)
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(literary pronunciation, still advocated in Taiwan) to rule / to sentence / to allow
pleasant to hear
hearing / listening ability
to hear (sth said) / one hears (that) / hearsay / listening and speaking
to listen to (a radio broadcast)
audition / to give sb an audition / to check by listening
to hear
to listen (respectfully)
to attend a class / to go to a lecture
to answer the phone
to hear
to monitor / to listen in / to eavesdrop
pleasant to listen to
to sound like
to hear (news) / to listen to
to listen to stories / to listen to performance of 說書|说书 storytelling
to attend a lecture / to listen to a talk
(of a pupil) to write down (in a dictation exercise) / dictation / (music) to transcribe by ear
audience / listeners
to listen / to hear what sb says / news one has heard
to do what one is told / obedient
sense of hearing / auditory
to understand (on hearing) / to catch (what is spoken)
unable to make sense of what one is hearing
unpleasant to hear / coarse / vulgar / offensive / shameful
to sit in on (proceedings) / to be present at a meeting as an observer / to audit (a class)
to listen and obey / to comply with / to heed / to hearken
listening, speaking, reading and writing (language skills)
hearing aid
to eavesdrop / to wiretap
Walkman (trademark) / portable stereo
not be able to hear
to understand (by hearing) / to catch (what sb says)
telephone receiver / headphone / earphone / earpiece / stethoscope
to listen to information / to get the news / to believe what one hears
to mishear
gossip / hearsay / rumor
(legislative) hearing
to eavesdrop / to tap (telephone conversations) / to intercept and investigate
to obey an order / to take orders / to accept a state of affairs
to obscure the facts (idiom); to mislead the public with prevarication and deliberate falsehoods
not to listen / to be deaf to
listening comprehension
to make inquiries / to try to find out / to pry
to eavesdrop / to monitor (secretly)
to hold audience / to advise on state affairs / to administer state affairs / audience hall / to listen in
to wait for (orders, a decision, a judgment)
worth hearing a hundred times
listener / member of audience
to sound (difficult, worthwhile etc) / to seem
to listen carefully (for tiny sounds)
frightening words to scare people (idiom); alarmist talk / reds under the beds
to attend a meeting (and hear what is discussed)
pleasant to hear (i.e. agreeable news) / to one's liking / music to one's ears / Taiwan pr. [zhong4 ting1]
lit. to believe in the rain on hearing the wind (idiom) / to believe rumors / to be credulous
double hearing / diplacusis
to see, hear and obey (idiom); to take advice / to take sb at his word
lit. the eyes watch six roads and the ears listen in all directions / to be observant and alert (idiom)
shocking / horrifying / atrocious / terrible
can't hear
to attend an opera / to see an opera
to submit to the will of heaven / to resign oneself to fate / to trust to luck
to judge (i.e. to hear and pass judgment in a law court) / to hear and decide
tapping device / bug
to listen with respectful attention / (a polite request to sb to speak) / we are all ears
to take a laissez-faire attitude
to listen carefully
fed up of hearing
(mahjong) to be one tile away from completing a hand / (sports) to be on the verge of winning
to let (sth happen) / to allow (sb to do sth) / to submit to / to yield
Take what you hear to be false, only believe it when you see it (idiom). Don't believe what people tell you until you see if for yourself. / It ain't necessarily so.
to attend court / to take part in a trial
listening to the words of a wise man can be superior to studying ten years of books (proverb)
to speak in a pleasant and captivating manner (idiom)
to hear but not react (idiom); to turn a deaf ear / to ignore deliberately
selective listening (linguistics)
lit. to govern from behind the curtain / to rule in place of the emperor (idiom)
a can (loanword from English "tin")
ossicles (of the middle ear) / three ossicles, acting as levers to amplify sound, namely: stapes or stirrup bone 鐙骨|镫骨, incus or anvil bone 砧骨, malleus or hammer bone 錘骨|锤骨
listener (of a radio program etc)
hard of hearing
to allow (sb to do as he pleases)
(idiom) ignore your elders at your peril
to hear clearly
hear what he says and observe what he does (idiom, from Analects); judge a person not by his words, but by his actions
to sensationalize (idiom); deliberate exaggeration to scare people
hear what he says and observe what he does (idiom, from Analects); judge a person not by his words, but by his actions
to let things take their course / to take things as they come
demo recording (music)
to listen to the next chapter for an explanation
selective listening / to hear what one wants to hear
to shut one's eyes and stop one's ears / out of touch with reality / to bury one's head in the sand
audience (Tw)
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