English to Spanish hear

Dictionary entry: hear

Jesús Chesa

The proposed translation in the case of a court, a testimony, is escuchar, but it shold be oír: the Spanish court is the Audiencia, and the testimony is oído, not escuchado (oír las partes, una vez oído el testimonio, etc.).
Currently, the verb OÍR in being substituted by ESCUCHAR, but, in formal language, the judge/panel, only hears (OYE) the testimony; only an expert advice would listen to (ESCUCHARÍA).
  • n.ares

    Senior Member
    Dictionary Editor
    Spanish - Colombia
    Thanks! :) I've changed the translation for the sense consider officially to oír. This change will be visible once our dictionaries are updated in the next months.