"Ela ouve."

Translation:She hears.

November 17, 2013

7 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/EsthervanAndel

'Os meninos ouvem' could be translated by 'the boys listen' and now 'ela ouve' cannot be translated by 'she listens'? Quite strange...


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/larynl

Why is "she Listens" not correct?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/CrisBoc

Because "she listens" means "ela escuta".


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/smarterthanyoda

I checked several dictionaries, and they almost all included listen as a translation for ouvir, and vice versa.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Heatkings

I suppose listening and hearing would be two different verbs just like in english.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Paulenrique

Yes. Ouvir = to hear; escutar = to listen


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Sally386728

One is active (to listen), while the other is passive (to hear).

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