Oír – to hear

Hearing a Spanish Verb

Oír - to hear
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Oír means "to hear" and is used just like its English counterpart:

Por ejemplo…

¿Puedes oír eso?    Can you hear that?
Le oigo abrir la puerta. I hear him opening the door.
No oye lo que no quiere oír. He doesn’t hear what he doesn’t want to hear.
¿Me oís? Do you hear me?

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Oír conjugations

Present tense

yo oigo    nosotros  oímos
oyes vosotros oís
él, ella, Ud. oye ellos, ellas, Uds. oyen

All tenses

Spanish quizzes Oír Conjugations Quiz

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 Be careful not to confuse oír with escuchar. Oír is passive: “to hear,” while escuchar is active: "to listen."

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